Guest Speaker from JPL on campus for free public event. More info on 'News and Special events' page.
Boone Hall and the Whittenberger Planetarium have been remodeled over the 2014 summer. The two big projects in the planetarium include the installation of handicapped access and new cove lighting. As is often the case, we have a few loose ends to tie up before the job will be complete. Following the remodel work, the projector will receive its annual maintenance September 23-25. I am excited for audiences to experience the upgrades!
The Wittenberger Planetarium has been serving primarily as a public outreach facility since 1969. It is the annual destination of thousands of people throughout the Treasure Valley and for people as far away as central Oregon and central Idaho. Programs are provided to school and home-school groups, scouts, the public, and to college classes from though out the Treasure Valley. We extended our outreach in the early 1990s with the purchase of a portable planetarium that is rented by schools and organizations throughout southwestern, west-central Idaho, central Oregon, and Nevada.