Pierce Pioneer

Filter out light pollution at the planetarium

Filter out light pollution at the planetarium

April 8, 2019

Pierce Science Dome illuminates path to brighter night skies It has been three minutes since take off. Hands gripped tightly on the seat handles,...

Stargazers study the high-tech way

November 1, 2012

Katelyn Hummel Staff Writer New computers, planetarium, and control room to set up Science Dome for science enthusiasts A sense of awe runs through those who step under the vast concave ceiling of the recently opened Rainier Building Planetarium, the sole science dome in the South Sound. The construction for the d...

Our home gets a new dome

December 18, 2011

Pierce Fort Steilacoom will house the only Science Dome in the South Sound starting fall of next year. The new planetarium has the potential of being a useful tool in drawing the community to the campus. The astronomical center will offer educational and entertainment programs to college students, local residents, and K-12...