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!

  • September
    • International Observe the Moon Night - Centennial Observatory
      • September 6, 2014  8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

        See our nearest celestial neighbor up close, throught the 24" Norman Herrett Telescope (fully wheelchair accessible).  The moon will be a 94% waxing gibbous, showing dramatic relief where the terminator crosses its face near the western limb.  Please dress warmly.

    • Astronomy Talk - Faulkner Planetarium
      • September 25, 2014  7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

        "The Rosetta Comet Orbiter and Lander Mission" - For the first time, a spacecraft is poised to orbit and deposit a surface probe on a comet, providing insight into the solar system's origins.

        Admission: Adults $2.50, students $1.50, children 6 and under free.

        Telescope viewing follows until 10:30 PM (weather permitting).

        Admission: $1.50 or free with talk or paid planetarium show admission.


  • October
    • Total Lunar Eclipse - Centennial Observatory
      • October 8, 2014  2:15 AM - 7:30 AM
        Penumbral phase (not noticeable) begins: 2:14 AM
        Moon subtly darkened by 2:45 AM
        Umbral phase (growing "bite" from Moon) begins: 3:14 AM
        Totality (dark red-orange Moon): 4:25 to 5:24 AM
        Maximum eclipse: 4:54 AM
        Umbral phase ends: 6:35 AM
        Penumbral phase (not noticeable) ends: 7:35 AM
    • Partial Solar Eclipse - Centennial Observatory
      • October 23, 2014  2:30 PM - 5:45 PM

        Solar filters required for safe viewing!  Solar telescopes provided.  Weather permitting.

        Eclipse begins: 2:58 PM

        Maximum eclipse (moon covering 49% of the sun): 4:20 PM

        Eclipse ends: 5:35 PM

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