Earth Day celebrated at the Herrett Center at CSI


By Jeff Gomske

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Earth day was celebrated at the Herrett Center Saturday with a last chance to see the comet Panstarrs.

The comet has been within sight for several weeks now but Mother Nature has made it nearly impossible to see.

The worry is cloud cover will interfere this evening as well, but that didn't stop everyone from showing up.

If you are interested in joining, it's easy to become a member of the Astronomical Society.

For a family or individual, it's a $20 membership fee. You don't have to be a member if you just like to volunteer or if you would like to learn more about operating the telescope, just talk to Chris Anderson who does a class a couple times a year for people to be trained to operate the telescope.

Astronomy day is coming up on April 20th, which features all-day activities at the Herrett Center.

Families can come to make and launch water bottle rockets and more.

There will also be solar viewing during the day and night viewing later on.

For those interested in joining club meetings, they gather the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Herrett Center in the Rick Allen room.

It is open to the public and anyone who is interested is invited to attend, whether or not you are a club member.

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