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WWU's Spanel Planetarium: Interactive performances

On the third floor of Western Washington University’s library sits an unassuming door. Narrow corridors of books and comfortable nooks and crannies dominate the field of view, making it seem like the door almost wants to be missed by the eyes. Behind this door lives…

Crowd expected Saturday for Spanel funeral mass in Bellingham

Expect a large crowd at the Church of Assumption on Saturday, Feb. 20, for the funeral Mass for former state lawmaker Harriet Spanel of Bellingham.

The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 2116 Cornwall Ave., followed by a reception.

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Service Feb. 20 for former Sen. Harriet Spanel

A funeral Mass for former state lawmaker Harriet Spanel of Bellingham will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. A reception will follow.

Spanel died at home Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the age of 77. She served three terms in the House of…

Former Sen. Harriet Spanel of Bellingham dies

Harriet Spanel, who served Whatcom County for more than two decades as a state legislator, has died. She was 77.

“We have lost an incredible leader and a dear friend,” said Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, who succeeded Spanel as senator representing the 40th District, in a press…

Town & Gown: Planetarium shows on tap in June

The Spanel Planetarium in Haggard Hall on Western’s campus will hold public shows June 3 and 17. The shows feature a live astronomer star talk with question-and-answer time, plus the feature-length, full-dome movie “Stars of the Pharaohs,” about the connection ancient Egyptians felt with the…

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Western Washington University planetarium offers star shows

The astronomy film “Stars of the Pharaohs” will be shown 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium on the third floor of Haggard Hall at Western Washington University. The public presentation features an astronomer discussing the stars, with question-and-answer time,…

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Western Washington University hosts planetarium show Oct. 15

People can learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars in a “star talk” and screening of the full-dome move “Stars of the Pharoahs,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium on Western Washington University’s campus.

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