Whittenberger Planetarium hosts February events

Explore the wonders of our galaxy as the Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its monthly public show at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 on The College of Idaho campus.

The night’s theme will be solar eclipses, as the United States will experience a full solar eclipse this August, as the moon perfectly aligns between the earth and the sun. Even better, the path of totality will travel through Idaho! Guests will also get an overview of constellations, planets, and moon visible in the February night sky.

The cost is $2.50 for children ages 4-17 and $5 for adults. Tickets should be purchased in advanced by clicking here.

Storytelling Night

Join The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium for a night of storytelling under the stars at 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Storyteller Jim Cogan and Planetarium Director Amy Truksa will join forces to share constellations and mythological tales from around the world.

The cost is $5 for children and $10 for adults. Reservations and payment are due in advance and can be made by clicking here. While these programs are designed for multi-age groups, we request children be age 5 and up.

Cogan began his storytelling as a history teacher at Jefferson Junior High School in Caldwell in the late 1970s. From Caldwell he moved on to Ketchum for several years as a teacher and administrator before becoming a professional bard. He works throughout the U.S. as a highly acclaimed family programmer, entertainer and educator. Amy Truksa, a science educator by training, has been the director of the Whittenberger Planetarium since 2000.

Questions regarding the purchase of tickets should be directed to Kinga at [email protected] or by calling 459-5211.

The Whittenberger Planetarium is located in Boone Science Building near Jewett Auditorium at the corner of 20th Ave. and Fillmore St. in Caldwell.

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit