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Mystery of the Christmas Star returns to Lourdes University

Posted Nov 15th, 2018 by Helene Sheets  Category: Other

 

The Mystery of the Christmas Star, a holiday favorite, is returning to the Appold Planetarium to delight audiences this December.

Admission prices for The 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 1

· Friday, December 7

· Saturday, December 8

· Friday, December 21

· Saturday, December 22

Individuals are encouraged to come early and enjoy the Toledo Symphony Orchestra performing holiday favorites prior to the show, from 7-7:30 p.m.

Learn what the wise men saw in the sky that was so remarkable that they undertook a journey across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem. What sign did they actually see that made them expect the birth of a king?

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 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 the timeframe. This modern telling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages.

Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium Coordinator, at planetarium@lourdes.edu or call 419-517-8897.

Appold Planetarium
Lourdes University’s Appold Planetarium is a proud member of the NASA Museum Alliance. 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.

Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium 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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