Natural Sciences

C of I to host planetarium show, Astronomy Day

The stars are taking center stage this month at The College of Idaho as the Whittenberger Planetarium hosts its April public show as well as the annual Astronomy Day event. The fun begins April 17 with a public show investigating asteroids, including the asteroid belt and near-Earth asteroids, which sometimes collide with our planet and other solar system residents. The show, which begins at 7 p.m. inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell, also will include a tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.    

C of I students win Idaho Academy of Science awards

Students from The College of Idaho took home three awards for their outstanding research during the 55th annual symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science.

A dozen C of I undergraduate students presented research projects in botany, ecology, toxicology, astronomy and virology during the annual gathering, which took place March 21-23 in Pocatello.

C of I to host author, wolf expert Carter Niemeyer

The College of Idaho will host guest speaker Carter Niemeyer on April 1. Niemeyer, the author of Wolfer and one of America’s foremost experts on wolves and wolf reintroduction, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Sterry Hall third floor board room on the C of I campus in Caldwell. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Whittenberger Planetarium set for March public show

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium is exploring the planets Mercury and Mars this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages during the March public show, set for 7 p.m. March 6 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.   

Orma J. Smith Museum displays exhibit at BAM

The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History is partnering with Boise Art Museum to exhibit a collection of artifacts – many of which have never been seen by the public – as part of a new, year-long exhibition at BAM. The exhibit “Origins: Material Objects of Culture” opens Feb. 23 and will run through Jan. 12, 2014 at BAM, located at the entrance of Julia Davis Park in Downtown Boise.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts February public show

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium is exploring the planets Mercury and Mars this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages during the February public show, set for 7 p.m. Feb. 20 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.   

C of I receives $1 million gift for Boone Hall

A gift from a Treasure Valley physician will enrich The College of Idaho’s science programs by supporting renovations that will modernize teaching facilities in Boone Science Hall.

Dr. James W. Smith, a 1964 graduate of the C of I, and his wife Mary Barbara are giving $1 million to the second phase of the Boone Science Hall renovation project. Phase II of the project will improve teaching laboratories and infrastructure in the building, supporting the College’s long-standing legacy of outstanding teaching, learning and research in the sciences.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts December public show

The long nights and cold weather that define Idaho’s winter months will be explained to audiences during this month’s Whittenberger Planetarium public show, set for 7 p.m. Dec. 4 inside Boone Science Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell. Adults and older children will learn about the Winter Solstice and its effects on winter weather as well as the wide variety of constellations and planets visible in the chilly Idaho night sky this month.

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts November show

The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium is exploring the planets Mercury and Mars this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages to space during the November public show, set for 7 p.m. Nov. 7 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.    

Whittenberger Planetarium hosts October public show

Mars and Mercury are the planets of interest at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium this month. Come learn about these alien worlds and see the latest findings and images captured by NASA spacecraft during recent voyages to space during the October public show, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 inside Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The show also will include a quick tour of the constellations and planets visible in the Idaho night sky this month.    

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