Ruxz_M-rbu5hJUPoenSULdy6Wzk The Science of My Life: Herrett Center Activities this week

Monday, September 17, 2012

Herrett Center Activities this week

I love the Herrett Center on the CSI campus in Twin Falls.  They have some fun activities lined up this week. 
Mingle in the Jungle (Tuesday, 6:00 pm)
This twice-monthly “Mingle in the Jungle” starts at 6 pm in the rainforest exhibit.  See and touch live reptiles from our Jungle Archaeology exhibit and beyond.  Mingle in the Jungle is a free family activity held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
International Observe the Moon Night (Saturday, 8:00pm to 10:00pm)
The Herrett Center for Arts and Science will take part in “International Observe The Moon Night” from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The observatory will have several telescopes set up at various magnifications for moon and sky viewing. Admission is free of charge.
New Planetarium Show:  “COSMIC COLORS: An Adventure Along the Spectrum!”
See the newest program at the Faulkner Planetarium, ‘Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum’. We live in a colorful world. All around us we find vibrant greens, rich reds, cool blues, bright yellows and other colors. So what makes the sky blue? The plants green? What is responsible for color? Beyond the visible light we see are other wavelengths too, invisible to our eyes, but not inaccessible to us. Red, yellow, green, blue, purple, infrared, ultraviolet, x-ray; do all of these colors and wavelengths have unique personalities? Discover the nature of color and their personalities in this lively presentation.
The program, designed for all age groups, will illustrate what a colorful world we live in but how much we miss because we can’t see beyond what our eyes are equipped to detect. Discover the nature and origins of color in this lively presentation. Shows will be at 7 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday, and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m. Other programs at the planetarium are ‘Lifestyles of the Stars’ at 2 p.m. Saturdays, ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd: Fly On Free Bird’ at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and ‘Led Zeppelin: Maximum Volume 1’ at 8:15 p.m. Saturdays.
Admission to the Faulkner Planetarium is $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, and $2.50 for students and children. Family specials are also available. For more information, call the Herrett Center for Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho at 732-6655 or go to

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