CBC’s Bechtel National Planetarium begins reopening with film screenings | New

PASCO, Washington-

The Bechtel National Planetarium at Columbia Basin College reopens Saturday, April 9, hosting its first public event in more than two years. The reopening will feature Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, the film narrated by Liam Neeson.

After the screening of Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, 19 films will be presented to the public at the planetarium. Screenings will take place the first and third Friday of the month at 7 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturday of the month at 2 p.m.

“After two difficult years, I am so excited to finally be able to offer the wonders of the universe to our community again! I know our guests have been looking forward to this day and I want to thank them for their patience and attention,” said Planetarium and Observatory Director Erin Steinert. “We are more ready than ever to once again be able to teach, engage and captivate our visitors of all ages, and help inspire a new generation of students to research.”

All films are accompanied by a live presentation of the night sky, showing the positions of planets, constellations and deep sky objects. The films cover a range of scientific subjects and age groups.

Tickets will not be sold at the box office. Tickets must be purchased through Tix. Adult tickets are $8, tickets for seniors 60 and older are $7, and tickets for children ages 6-12 are $5.

This online COVID-19 Attestation Form must be completed no later than 24 hours prior to visiting CBC. Your ticket will not be refunded and you will not be admitted if you have not completed the form.

The Bechtel National Planetarium is located on the CBC Pasco Campus, 2600 North 20th Avenue, in Building D.

Arline J. Mercier