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College of Idaho Planetarium to Host Solstice-Themed Stargazing Show

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Idaho has some of the clearest stargazing around, but making sense of the twinkling lights overhead takes some preparation. Fortunately there's the Whittenberger Planetarium at the College of Idaho, where you can learn all about the constellations and planets visible in Idaho in the month of December at a special event on Tuesday, Dec. 15. 

“Tuesday’s show is inspired by the winter solstice,” said Amy Truksa, director of the planetarium. “The first half will focus on the rhythm of the seasons, followed up with a discussion of constellations and planets visible in the evening and how to identify them.”

Due to popular demand, tonight's show, which begins at 7 p.m., was added to schedule. 

“Annually, we have over 100 shows a year, nine to 12 of which are public shows,” Truksa said. “We typically host one public show per month, nine to 10 months of the year—September-December, February-June or July.”

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Kinga Britschgi at 208-459-5211. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 3-17. For more information about the planetarium, visit collegeofidaho.edu/planetarium.