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!

  • August
    • Explore Herrett: Rattlin' Rainsticks - Herrett Center Museum
      • August 5, 2015  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
        Replicate ancient rhythms with this musical activity. Assemble and decorate a traditional Peruvian rainstick using household objects and grocery-store ingredients. Shake it, roll it, and turn it upside down this class is sure to generate some sound! Recommended for ages 6+. $10.00 per student.
    • Explore Herrett: Exploring Ethnobotany - Herrett Center Museum
      • August 12, 2015  1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
        Take a walk on the wild side while exploring native plants just minutes from the museum. Local plant enthusiasts will lead a short nature hike around the CSI campus, stopping to identify native plants and explore their prehistoric uses by indigenous peoples. Discover tool-making resources, food plants, and general plant identification techniques. After the hike, return to the museum for a hands-on activity! Recommended for ages 8+. $5.00 per student.
    • City of Rocks Star Party solar viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 14, 2015  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        At the Smoky Mountain Campground. Safe, up-close views of the sun w/ specially filtered telescopes (weather permitting). No charge (park day use fees apply, however).
    • City of Rocks Star Party nighttime telescope viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 14, 2015  9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
        At the Castle Rocks State Park Lodge. Weather permitting. No charge (park day use fees apply).
    • City of Rocks Star Party solar viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 15, 2015  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        At the Smoky Mountain Campground. Safe, up-close views of the sun w/ specially filtered telescopes (weather permitting). No charge (park day use fees apply, however).
    • City of Rocks Star Party nighttime telescope viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 15, 2015  9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
        At the Castle Rocks State Park Lodge. Weather permitting. No charge (park day use fees apply).
    • KMVT Kids' Fest - Solar viewing - Centennial Observatory
      • August 29, 2015  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

        Safely view sunspots and the solar atmosphere through special filtered telescopes. Some bright stars and planets also visible! Free admission.


  • September
    • Astronomy Talk - Faulkner Planetarium
      • September 10, 2015  8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

        "Introducing Lyra, the Lyre" by Chris Anderson, Observatory Coordinator

        The history, mythology, and interesting celestial targets of this small, but prominent summer constellation.

        Admission (doors open at 7:45 PM):
        Adults: $2.50
        Students (incl. CSI w/activity card): $1.50
        6 and under: Free

    • International Observe the Moon Night - Centennial Observatory
      • September 19, 2015  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        See our nearest celestial neighbor up close, throught the 24" Norman Herrett Telescope (fully wheelchair accessible).  Please dress warmly. Free admission

    • Total Lunar Eclipse - Centennial Observatory
      • September 27, 2015  7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

        7:00 PM - Observatory opens
        7:22 PM - Moon rises, already partially eclipsed.
        8:11 PM - Totality begins (moon is dark red-orange).
        8:47 PM - Maximum eclipse
        9:23 PM - Partial phase begins (growing bright "sliver").
        10:27 PM - Partial phase ends, diminishing subtle darkening.
        11:00 PM - Observatory closes (moon appears normal).
        11:22 PM - Last shading (too subtle to notice) disappears.

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