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“Mystery of the Christmas Star” Returns to the Appold Planetarium

Posted Nov 10th, 2015 by Helene Sheets  Category: Education, General Interests, Toledo.com

 

The Mystery of the Christmas Star returns this holiday season to the Appold Planetarium at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. During the stunning show, guests will journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem and discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus.

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. Guests will also 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.

Admissions prices for Mystery of the Christmas Star are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.
· Saturday, December 5
· Saturday, December 12
· Saturday, December 19

Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium Coordinator, is working to secure additional dates for the show. Reservations are recommended. Please call 419-517-8897 or email planetarium@lourdes.edu.

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.

Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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