Bechtel National Planetarium
Columbia Basin College, Pasco WA.
Dec. 4 & 5, 2012
CBC's SciDome, a high definition XD Spitz planetarium, has the highest quality imaging system in today's industry giving observers an impressive amphitheater wrap-around seating for an excellent viewing experience.
The dome can also simulate IMAX-like theater porjections and allows for a variety of educational opportunities. This facility will be used for teaching astronomy, history, biology, physics, and geology.
This state of the art facility was achieved by the dedication of people and organizations like Rich Cummings/CBC President, Mike Durst /Planetarium Director, The CBC Foundation Board of Directors, the Community Enrichment Foundation, CBC Board of Trustees, Frank Russo/Bechtel Project Director, students and many astronomers and CBC supporters. The planetarium opened its doors to the public December 4th, 2012, and certainly has great promises in providing wonderful opportunities for today's curious minds and the minds of our future generations.
SPECIAL GUEST ATTENDEES
Charlie Duke - Apollo 16 Astronaut
Story Musgrave - Shuttle Astronaut
John Phillips - Shuttle Astronaut Jeffrey Roth - Filmmaker Mike Joner - Research Astronomer
Lucy West - Space Artist
Hulan Fleming - Space Artist