College of Idaho - Total Solar Eclipse Planetarium Programs

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 to Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The United States will experience a full solar eclipse in August 2017 and the path of totality will travel through Idaho! The Whittenberger Planetarium will recognize and explain this event at public planetarium shows throughout the summer. Get an overview of the constellations, planets, and moon we can see in the July skies and learn about eclipses and how to properly observe them.

Show dates:
August 10th at 7pm, 11th at 7pm, & 15th at 5:30 & 7pm Ticket reservations should be made in advance. Plan to arrive early as reservations will be forfeited to walk-ins 10 minutes before show time. Admission free of charge thanks to a grant from the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Eclipse Task Force which is supporting efforts to prepare the public to safely enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. You may construct an eclipse viewer following these shows. NOTE: Two show times are offered on Aug 15--5:30 and 7:00pm. Eclipse-viewer construction will take place between programs and after the 7:00 program.

Contact Kinga at or at 459-5211 with questions regarding reservations and directions.
The planetarium is located in Boone Science Building near Jewett Auditorium at the corner of 20th Ave. and Fillmore St. in Caldwell.

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