Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015 is Astronomy Day.  This is an evening of astronomical activities followed by a short planetarium lesson on using and reading a sky chart and finally a time of moon-, planet-, and stargazing through telescopes.  Both the activities and the stargazing are dependent upon the weather.  The activities may be indoors or out, but the stargazing will be cancelled if weather does not allow viewing.  This event is open to the public free of charge with donations always welcome and appreciated.

All Astronomy Day activities will take place in and near Boone Science Hall on The College of Idaho campus starting at 8:00pm.  The Whittenberger Planetarium is located in Boone Science Hall near Jewett Auditorium on the corner of 20th Ave. and Fillmore.  Dress appropriately for evening, outdoor activities.

Schedule of Events—Times for each activity are approximate.  Anyone is welcome to arrive and leave according to your own schedule.

8:00-9:00   Field or Indoor Activity

9:00-9:45  Planetarium Program

9:45-11:00 Telescope and Constellation Viewing