From elementary students to retirees, we believe there’s space for everyone – to explore, question, and be caught up in the mysteries of the universe. Learn more about our planetarium and public outreach.
Together we are on a quest to the deepest unknown. Reaching back to the beginning of time and into the future, we ask questions about the formation of the universe, the origin of life, and the evolving cosmos. We are a community for the curious – faculty and students learning and exploring together using cutting-edge technology and future-focused approaches to teaching and learning. In the heart of Seattle, a city known for STEM innovation, our department is a nexus of collaboration and discovery, working to expand our collective understanding of the universe.