Herrett Center - Astronomy
Herrett Center for the Arts and Science

Planetarium Fall/Winter/Spring Show Times*
(Labor Day to Memorial Day)

Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00 pm
Saturdays 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
7:00 pm 8:15 pm

Planetarium Summer Show Times*
(Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Tuesdays & Fridays 2:00 pm 7:00 pm
8:15 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays 2:00 pm
Saturdays 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
7:00 pm 8:15 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Federal holidays.
*Additional shows presented at special times.
Assistive listening devices available upon request. No food, drink, or late entry. Dark conditions and audio/visual effects may be too intense for children under four.

Planetarium Admission Prices
Adults $4.50
Seniors (60+) $3.50
Students (incl. CSI w/ activity card) $2.50
Up to five minor children when accompanied by an adult $1.00 ea.
Children under age 2 FREE
Music/entertainment programs (all ages) $4.50

50% discount for Planetary Society members and family.

Observatory Open Hours & Admission Prices

Monthly Star Parties:
2nd Saturday of the month, year round (weather permitting).
Time: One hour after sunset to Midnight.
Admission: FREE

Astronomy Talk Nights:
Following bimonthly astronomy talk (Friday nearest the new Moon in odd months). Weather permitting.
Time: One hour after sunset or 8:15 pm (whichever is latest) to midnight.
Admission: $1.50 per person (children 6 and under are free) or FREE with admission to astronomy talk or planetarium show.

Summer Solar Sessions:
Wednesdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather permitting).
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Family Nights:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, November through mid-March (weather permitting).
Time: 1 hour after sunset to 9:00 pm.
Admission: $1.50 per person (children 6 and under are free) or FREE with planetarium show admission.

For More Information Contact:

The Herrett Center for Arts & Science
The College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Avenue
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Planetarium Ticket Sales: (208) 736-3059
Star Line Sky Info: (208) 732-MOON (732-6666)
Fax: (208) 736-4712

Herrett Center - Astronomy

The Faulkner Planetarium


Opened in November 1995, the Faulkner Planetarium is the largest planetarium theater in Idaho, and one of the best equipped in the northwestern U.S. The theater seats 144 under a 50' dome and features a Digistar II digital graphics projection system. Digital projection technology immerses the audience in sights and sounds for a truly memorable theater experience.

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    The Centennial Observatory

    The observatory features the one of the world's largest fully handicapped-accessible public telescopes. The main instrument is the Norman Herrett telescope, a 24" Ritchey-Chretien reflector on a computer-controlled fork mount, manufactured by DFM Engineering of Longmont, Colorado, USA. The ARE-125, an optical "periscope" designed by DFM, allows unprecedented access to the telescope for wheelchair bound or limited mobility vistors. An Apogee Alta E47+ CCD camera is available for imaging, a generous gift of Dick and Jody Shotwell.

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    The Olive & Miles Browning Gallery

    Browning Gallery

    Currently on Exhibit:
    • "International Year of Astronomy 2009 Great Observatories Image" - Combined data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope, and Chandra X-Ray Observatory of the beautiful spiral galaxy M101.
    • "ViewSpace" - NASA's continuously-updated high-def video program with the latest images of the universe, ongoing missions, and more.

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