Bechtel National Planetarium Opening at Columbia Basin College
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
OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING! Dec. 5, 2012
Left to Right: (Front row) Dave Retter, Mike Durst, Jeffery Roth, Charlie Duke, Rich Cummings, Eric Clements, Story Musgrave; (back row) Karl Olson, Frank Russo
Above photo: Charlie Duke speaking at CBC's planetarium ribbon cutting.
Above Photo: Mike Durst, Planetarium Director.
Above photo: Story Musgrave and Rich Cummings
Above photo: Charlie Duke speaks with future astronauts!
Above photo: Mike Durst and Charlie Duke
Above photo: Story Musgrave and John Phillips first time introductions.
About The Artist
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You can also see Lucy's work at the following NASA sites:
Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory Operations
Lucy's work is also featured on
Discover Magazine by
'The Brush Strokes of Star Birth'
and featrued in Plait's
2012 Best Astronomy Images
posted in SLATE.com
Astronomer Without Borders
The Art of Space
Find Lucy's work featured in
Ron Miller's beautiful book,
"The Art of Space"
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