Wednesday, April 25, 2012
CSI Astronomy Day 4/28
If Pocatello (and the Science and Engineering Festival) is too far away, then your next best bet this weekend is to celebrate Astronomy Day at the Herrett Center.
A day and night full of events has been planned for this year’s International Astronomy Day at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho.
The afternoon and evening of Saturday, April 28 will include lots of kids’ and family activities, including make and take astronomy projects, coloring pages, and water bottle rockets, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the Rick Allen Room, where most activities will take place, is $1 per person.
The Centennial Observatory will offer safe views of the Sun, bright stars, and planets from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., then reopen for a nighttime star party from 8:45 p.m. to midnight. Targets will include Venus, Mars, Saturn, the Moon, and more. All observatory events are free of charge, and weather permitting.
The Faulkner Planetarium will show ‘Lifestyles of the Stars’ and a live sky tour at 2 and 7 p.m.; ‘The Search For Life in the Universe’ at 4 p.m.; and ‘Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon’ at 8:15 p.m. Admission prices for the planetarium are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, and $2.50 for students.
For more information, contact the Herrett Center at 732-6655 or visit the website at www.csi.edu/herrett