The planet Venus will transit the sun on June 5, the last opportunity to witness the rare astronomical event until December 2117. The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium invites the Treasure Valley community to learn more about the transit during its June public show, set for 7 p.m. June 13 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The Whittenberger Planetarium show will feature images of Venus’ transit as well as last month’s solar eclipse and Mercury’s transit in 2006. The show also will recognize the upcoming Summer Solstice and show audiences why that day is worthy of our attention. Tickets to the show cost $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 4-17. As space is limited, reservations are required and may be made by calling Kinga Britschgi at (208) 459-5211. For more information, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/planetarium.
Free parking for Whittenberger Planetarium patrons is available in the lot between Boone Science Hall and Jewett Auditorium on the corner of 20th Avenue and Fillmore Street in Caldwell.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.