March 20, 2013
News Digest: U Bridge closures, demo of mobile planetarium, SeattleSounder FC’s UW Day
University Bridge closures March 23, 24
The University Bridge will be closed the weekend of March 23-24 to make in-water repairs to the north fender of the bridge that was damaged in a marine accident. The bridge will close from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday. The bridge will be open overnight and then close again from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday. The bridge will reopen earlier if the contractor is able to finish the work earlier.
Mobile planetarium demonstration April 1
UW astronomers are inviting the public to tour the cosmos in the comfort of Gould Hall from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 — and no fooling.
Astronomy lecturer Oliver Fraser says visitors will be given an “immersive experience of the universe” in the department’s new portable planetarium.
The planetarium – a GoDome about 10 feet high and 20 across – will be set up in the Gould Hall court. Fraser will also describe plans to help Seattle-area students create their own planetarium shows. You can contact him for more information.
Portion of ticket sales for Seattle Sounder FC’s UW Day goes to scholarships
A portion of every ticket sold for UW Day with the Seattle Sounders FC will go toward UW student scholarship programs. The UW Alumni Association has discounted tickets for the game – April 13 at CenturyLink Field against the New England Revolution – for UW alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends.