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Explore New Galaxies At The SFCC Planetarium!

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SPOKANE, Wash. - In the spring of 2011, the Spokane Falls Community College opened the doors to its new 72,000 square foot science building. Proudly showcased within that building is a state-of-the-art digital planetarium that is the only facility of its kind within the city of Spokane and neighboring region. The planetarium was designed as a virtual classroom into the universe for students of all ages, supporting one of the primary goals of the SFCC mission statement: "...promoting community services of an educational, cultural, and recreational nature in concert with community partners."

In concert with that mission and the growing emphasis on science education, SFCC offers free K-12 planetarium field trips to local schools and educational groups during the school year. Beginning early in 2012, low-cost, planetarium shows will be offered to the general public. A trip to a local planetarium is a memorable way to get people of all ages excited about science and the wonders of the universe.

The planetarium as a structure is a prominent feature on the SFCC campus. The cylindrical, domed room is one of the first recognizable features a driver sees coming over the crest of the hill from the Spokane River. Our vision for the planetarium as a facility is to have that same status in the community; promoting and serving science education.

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