"Stars of the Pharohs," a full-dome digital movie playing at the Western Washington University planetarium, shows temples and tombs of the ancient world and how ancient Egyptians used science and astronomical phenomena to tell time, create a calendar, and align buildings.
A public showing of "Stars of the Pharohs" is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium, 313 Haggard Hall at WWU. Admission is $5, or $3 with any school's student ID.
It's a one-hour program, including the 35-minute film narrated by acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies, and it has been featured at several planetariums across the country. Watch a trailer at sudekumplanetarium.com/schedule/PHARAOHS.
Seating is limited in the theater. It's on High Street in the center of campus across from the Performing Arts Center and next to the Wilson Library.
There's free street parking within walking distance on High, Indian and North Garden streets, and it's accessible by several WTA bus lines. Campus parking available for a fee.
Order tickets through the WWU box office at purchase.tickets.com.
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