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Dean Hall 130
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7519
Phone: 509-963-1866

CWU Lydig Planetarium

About The Lydig Planetarium

The Lydig Planetarium is a fully digital planetarium using 6 projectors and running World Wide Telescope - an open scource project originally started by Mirosoft Research. World Wide Telescope allows the planetarium to project not only the night sky, but also a 3D model of the solar system as well as coordinate systems and overlays of constellations. The planetarium was built as part of the Science Phase II construction project (now formally known as Discovery Hall) completed by Lydig in 2015. The space was designed to be used for planetarium shows as well as lectures and has a maximum occupancy of 82 people.



Planetarium Shows

Public planetarium shows are offered by the CWU astronomy club as part of their "Star Party" outreach events and by members of the community. For information on when star parties are held, please veiw Astronomy Events or CWU Astronomy Club Facebook.

Please email to request a group showing.


Name-A-Seat Campaign

Each seat in the planetarium is equipped with an engraveable plaque and can be customized by individuals.

Have someting you want to say to the world? Want to commemorate a loved one? Or maybe you just have a witty astronomical quip? Then take a look at the Lydig Planetarium Name-A-Seat Campaign.


Picture of the Lydig Planetarium

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