Storytelling in the Planetarium - Jim Cogan

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 6:00-7:00 pm and 7:30-8:30 pm

The Whittenberger Planetarium and the Caldwell Fine Arts are bringing storyteller Jim Cogan back into the planetarium.  Caldwell Fine Arts will host Jim Cogan as a Storyteller in Residence for the week of April 13-17.  His days will be spent sharing stories at many of Caldwell’s schools and other community groups and one of his evenings will be spent in the planetarium.  He and Planetarium Director Amy Truksa will join forces to share constellations and mythological tales from around the world.

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 now resides in Diamond Bar, CA and works throughout the U.S. as a highly acclaimed family programmer, entertainer and educator.

The planetarium programs will take place at 6:00-7:00 and 7:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday, April 15 in the Whittenberger Planetarium in Boone Hall on The College of Idaho campus.  While these programs are designed for multi-age groups, we request children be age 4 and upThe cost is $6.00 for adults and $2.50 for childrenReservations AND payment are due in advance. 

Reservations can be made by calling Kinga at 459-5211. We can accept checks or/and cash. You can pay personally on the C of I campus, Boone Hall, Room 130 (M-W 9:00-5:00 and Th 9:00-3:00, no Fridays please) or mail your check (written to: Whittenberger Planetarium) to this address:

Kinga Britschgi
The College of Idaho
2112 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, ID 83605


Funding for Jim's week of residency is supported in part by:

  • the US Bancorp Foundation
  • Whittenberger Foundation
  • John William Jackson Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation
  • Arts Powered Learning from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
  • SILO (Southwest Idaho Legacy Organization)
  • local schools, PTO/PTA
  • individual contributors to Caldwell Fine Arts