Planeterium program explores holiday customs
- Blog Post by: $author
- December 5, 2012 - 12:19 PM
Ever wonder about the possible astronomical explanations for a star over Bethlehem?
Learn about that and other fascinating questions surrounding the holiday season at the “Season of Light,” a program being held throughout December at Minnesota State University Moorhead’s planeterium.
The program promises to explore holiday customs like the burning of the Yule log, candles in windows, kissing under the mistletoe, gift giving and the lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah, according to a released statement from the school:
“The show narrates to not only Christian and Jewish traditions but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi.
“The audience will learn a variety of astronomy related details including, hemisphere winter constellations, why we have seasons and the possible astronomical explanations for a ‘Star over Bethlehem.’”
The presentation runs through Dec. 23. Showings will be held Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
For more information about the planetarium, visit mnstate.edu/planetarium.
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