Our annual holiday show returns! The "Season of Light" program explores the astronomy and history of our holiday traditions. Was Santa Claus based on a real person?
What is the origin of the Christmas Tree?
How does Christmas relate to the Solstice festivals? What is the history behind Hannukkah?
This program also delves into the discussion about the Star of Bethlehem. If it had been a naturally occuring event, what might it have been? A supernova (exploding star), a planetary conjunction or some other astronomical event?
Narrated by NPR's Noah Adams, "The Season of Light" conveys audiences into the past to examine the rich traditions of the holidays.
December 16, 2012
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Our annual program about the history of the holiday traditions, from the solstice festivals to Christmas to Hannukkah.