Join Rusty Rocket and his merry band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system. This show combines humor, animation and the latest planet images to give you and your family a fun and informative solar system tour.
HOW LONG IS IT?
Approximately 34 minutes
(Note: every presentation includes a night sky tour, so the entire program will be 45 - 50 minutes.)
FOR WHAT AGE LEVEL IS IT MOST APPROPRIATE?
Best for young children 4 - 9. Of course, children outside this range are still welcome to attend.
DOES RUSTY GO TO PLUTO?
Yes. The show's production pre-dates Pluto's demotion.
WHERE ELSE DOES RUSTY GO?
The Sun, Moon, the eight planets, with brief passes through the asteroid belt.
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 28, 2012
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Our annual program about the history of the holiday traditions, from the solstice festivals to Christmas to Hannukkah.