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Dark Side of the Caldwell Moon

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The Whittenberger Planetarium on the College of Idaho campus is getting prepped to show sky-gazers the dark side of the moon. And, no, we're not talking about a laser light spectacular fueled by pot brownies. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m., planetarium staff will display moon images that span the last 50 years--including the first photo taken of the back-side of the moon. (Remember that time the moon sat on the photocopier?) In addition, the show will examine the phases of the moon, sleuth out planets in the January night sky and explore winter constellations.

All this moon-swooning will only set you back $2 for future astronauts ages 5-18, or $4 for adults. You can find the planetarium in the Boone Science Building near Jewett Auditorium on the corner of 20th Avenue and Fillmore Street in Caldwell. But make sure to call ahead--space in faux-space is limited, so reservations are required.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m., $4 adults, $2 kids 5-18, The Whittenberger Planetarium, College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-5011, collegeofidaho.edu.