The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Upcoming Special Events

All events listed are free to the public unless otherwise noted, made possible by the Herrett Center, the College of Southern Idaho, the Associated Students of CSI, the CSI Foundation, or as listed. Please join us!

  • March
    • Herrett Forum lecture - Rick Allen Room
      • March 18, 2015  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

        "SOFIA: The Hidden Universe" by Jo Dodds and Ralph Peterson

        Herrett Forum lectures are usually presented on the 3rd Wednesday, Sept. - May.  Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, local citizens dedicated to bringing high-quality speakers, scholars, and artists to Twin Falls.  Free admission.  Doors open at 7 PM.

    • Astronomy Talk - Faulkner Planetarium
      • March 19, 2015  7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

        "Einstein's General Relativity: The First 100 Years" by Chris Anderson, Observatory Coordinator

        From black holes to GPS, what began as an abstract conception of gravity is integral to 21st Century society.

        Admission (doors open at 7:30 PM):
        Adults: $2.50
        Students (incl. CSI w/activity card): $1.50
        6 and under: Free

    • "Earth Hour" Night Telescope Viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • March 28, 2015  8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        For one hour, the world is asked to turn out all unnecessary lights as a gesture of energy conservation. Why not come to the  Centennial Observatory at the Herrett Center and enjoy the dark skies? Waxing gibbous (67%) Moon, Venus, Jupiter, double stars, star clusters. Free admission.


  • April
    • Total Lunar Eclipse - Centennial Observatory
      • April 4, 2015  7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

        3:00 AM - Observatory opens
        3:01 AM - (Invisible) partial phase (subtle darkening) begins
        4:16 AM - Umbral phase (growing "bite") begins
        5:58 AM - Totality begins (moon dark red-orange)
        6:00 AM - Maximum eclipse
        6:02 AM - Totality ends
        7:15 AM - Sunrise
        7:23 AM - Moon sets, with a dark "bite" still missing
        7:30 AM - Observatory closes

    • Herrett Forum lecture - Rick Allen Room
      • April 15, 2015  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

        "Where Have All the Silos Gone?  Documenting the Evolution of a Rural Landscape" by Elizabeth Jacox and Barbara Perry Bauer, TAG Historical Research

        Herrett Forum lectures are usually presented on the 3rd Wednesday, Sept. - May.  Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, local citizens dedicated to bringing high-quality speakers, scholars, and artists to Twin Falls.  Free admission.  Doors open at 7 PM.

    • International Astronomy Day - Herrett Center Museum
      • April 25, 2015  11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

        Admission to Rick Allen Room (water bottle rockets, make-and-take activities): $1 per person

Comments or questions? Email us: herrett@csi.edu