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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?    

 Pagan figure

What is the origin of the Christmas Tree?  

Christmas Tree

How does Christmas relate to the Solstice festivals?   What is the history behind Hannukkah?  

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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.

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What can you do at the Southworth Planetarium?  See a showenroll in a classattend a lecture, buy fascinating science toys, explore our exhibit area, learn the night sky.

We are open throughout the week. Not only do we have public shows, but we offer private shows to school groups, scout troops, birthday parties, business organizations, and more.

Like the Universe, itself, the more you explore the planetarium, the more you'll discover!  


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