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Journey to Bethlehem at Lourdes’ Appold Planetarium

Posted Nov 6th, 2011 by Heather Hoffman  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com

 

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem and discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. The Appold Planetarium’s newest holiday show The Mystery of the Christmas Star investigates possible dates for the birth of Christ and looks at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this timeframe.

During The Mystery of the Christmas Star, guests will see how signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem to see the newborn King. This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages. Shows at 7:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
December 3
December 10
December 17

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children under 12 and for Lourdes students presenting their student ID. Shows at the Appold Planetarium are limited to 50 and often sell out. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium Coordinator, email planetarium@lourdes.edu or call at 419-517-8897.

Lourdes University’s Appold Planetarium is a proud member of the NASA Museum Alliance and has been designated an official NASA Space Place. Named “Best Place to See the Stars” by Ohio Magazine, the Appold Planetarium features SciDome, a fulldome video system powered by Starry Night – the world’s most comprehensive astronomy software, allowing real-time 3D sky simulation, fulldome shows and multi-media presentations. For a list of current and upcoming shows, visit the Appold Planetarium online at www.lourdes.edu/planetarium.

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