Celebrations in the dark: Holiday shows set at the Rowan planetarium

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The public planetarium star show “Season of Light” opens Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall at Rowan University. This show explains where familiar holiday customs came from, why the winter sky is special and what the mysterious Star of Bethlehem might have been. “Season” is narrated by Noah Adams (of NPR fame), with music by Geodesium.

The public planetarium star show “Season of Light” opens Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall at Rowan University. This show explains where familiar holiday customs came from, why the winter sky is special and what the mysterious Star of Bethlehem might have been. “Season” is narrated by Noah Adams (of NPR fame), with music by Geodesium.

Due to this show’s expected popularity, extra performances have been added. “Season of Light” will play Saturday nights at both 7 and 8:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m., through December 20.

The planetarium also will offer a holiday laser show. “Holiday Magic” is not your typical rock show. Instead, it features familiar Christmas music as performed by Mannheim Steamroller, Andy Williams, the Spice Girls, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and others. This show plays at 7:45 p.m. on Saturdays and 3:45 p.m. on Sundays through December 20.

Admission prices for each show are $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younder, $3 for seniors older than 60 and $3 for Rowan students. These shows are suitable for children five years of age and older; bringing younger children to the planetarium environment is generally not recommended.

More information can be found at http://www.rowan.edu/planetarium/. Tickets for the day’s shows go on sale at 6:30 on Saturdays and 2:30 on Sundays.

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