TWIN FALLS – The College of Southern Idaho’s Faulkner Planetarium is announcing a Fulldome Film Festival March 23-27. During which time, the planetarium will be offering 21 show times and 21 different shows. There will be something for everyone on the schedule with animated fulldome shows, giant screen cinema films, rock and roll light shows, and other programming covering topics like astronomy, exploration, geology, meteorology, paleontology, plus pure entertainment.
Guests will get the opportunity to experience shows that they may not have seen in a long time or shows that they have yet to experience. In addition to the planetarium’s regular schedule during the school year, there will also be shows at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday during spring break.
The schedule for the week is:
Tuesday, March 23:
Perfect Little Planet
Dinosaurs @ Dusk: the origins of flight
Earth, Moon & Sun*
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity*
Wednesday, March 24:
The Accidental Astronauts
Dream To Fly
We Are Stars*
Thursday, March 25:
Beyond the Sun: In Search of a New Earth*
The Sun: Our Living Star*
Mars: One Thousand One
Friday, March 26:
Solar System Odyssey*
Space Park 360: Infinity
Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation
Saturday, March 27:
Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum*
Birth of Planet Earth*
Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight*
National Geographic’s Extreme Weather
CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story
Rock On Demand
*Denotes programs that include a tour of the current night sky.
Planetarium manager Rick Greenawald says, “If you can’t physically escape southern Idaho for spring break, then come over to the planetarium and experience a virtual escape. You can escape to the south Pacific, Mars, other planets, the stars, or escape reality in one of the rock shows!”
In accordance with current Idaho Stage 3 re-opening guidelines, planetarium seating is limited to 50 guests per show and social distancing is practiced in the theater. The College of Southern Idaho requires all guests to wear facial coverings.
Located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on northeast corner of the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, ID, the Faulkner Planetarium is Idaho’s premiere planetarium, featuring a new Evans and Sutherland Digistar 6 fulldome projection system. Admission prices to planetarium shows are $6 per adults (18 to 59), $5 per seniors (60+), $4 per child (2-17), and free for CSI students with a valid student ID or children under the age of two.
For more information, including a trailers of most shows and complete show schedules, visit the Herrett Center’s website at http://herrett.csi.edu.