Ruxz_M-rbu5hJUPoenSULdy6Wzk The Science of My Life: International Astronomy Day at Herrett Center

Monday, May 5, 2014

International Astronomy Day at 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.

Activities will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10 with make and take astronomy projects, coloring pages, solar viewing, and building and launching of water bottle rockets. Admission to the make-and-take activity center is just $1 per person.

The Centennial Observatory will offer safe views of the sun, bright stars, and planets from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., then reopen for a nighttime star party from 8:45 p.m. to midnight. Targets will include Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, the Moon, and more. All observatory events are free of charge, and weather permitting.

The Faulkner Planetarium will show ‘Astronaut’ with a live sky tour at 1:30 p.m.; ‘Perfect Little Planet’ at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; ‘Earth, Moon & Sun’ with a live sky tour at 3:30 p.m., ‘Sea Monsters’ at 7 p.m.; and ‘Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon’ at 8 p.m. Admission prices for the planetarium are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students.
For more information, contact the Herrett Center at 732-6655, visit the website at, or check out the Center’s Facebook page.

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