“Season of Light” now showing in full dome at the Southworth Planetarium!

The popular holiday show “Season of Light” returns in full dome splendor!

NPR’S Noah Adams narrates this omni-dome planetarium program about the history and astronomy of the holiday season. What are the origins of the solstice festivals and Santa Claus? Why do we celebrate New Year’s Day on January 1st? What is the history of Hannukkah?

“Season of Light” explores the rich and beautiful history of our holiday traditions. Toward the end of the show, we focus on the Star of Bethlehem. If it were a natural occurrence, what could it have been? An exploding star? A conjunction of planets? Perhaps a comet or some other celestial object.

Join us in our star dome theater as we celebrate the joy and observe the traditions of the holiday season!

Season of Light runs November 25 – January 6, 2018. See here for a schedule of showings.

Matinees (1:00 p.m. M+W; 3:00 Sat and Sun)
$5.50 – adults
$5.00 – children, students and senior
Evening astronomy shows (7:00pm and 8:30pm Fridays)
$6.50 – adults
$6.00 – children, students and seniors

Season of Light
Southworth Planetarium
70 Falmouth Street, Portland ME 800-800-4USM

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