UW News

March 20, 2013

News Digest: U Bridge closures, demo of mobile planetarium, SeattleSounder FC’s UW Day

Span of University Bridge openedUniversity 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.