6:00 PM “SEASON OF LIGHT" (Children under age 4 not admitted.)
This presentation traces the history of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season - from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the glowing luminarias of the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah. “Season of Light” explores some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions: from gift-giving and kissing under the mistletoe, to songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing, and the custom of decking the halls with greenery and candles. St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, and Santa Claus all drop by.
Naturally, there is astronomy in “Season of Light.” Audiences learn a selection of winter constellations and find out why we even have seasons, as we demonstrate the Sun's path across the sky throughout the year and the Earth's tilt and orbit around the Sun. And of course, we explore the possible astronomical explanations for the "Star of Bethlehem.” Could the “star” have been a comet, meteor, novae and supernovae, a conjunction of planets, or was it truly a “miracle star?” All this and more are explored in our special presentation, “Season of Light.” Children must be 4 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 5:30pm.
7:30 PM “THE SKY TONIGHT” (Children under age 6 not admitted.)
A Scobee Planetarium classic returns! “THE SKY TONIGHT” takes the audience on a “live” tour of the wonders of the San Antonio night sky. This program highlights the Moon, the evening and morning planets, plus we’ll identify several of the brightest stars and constellations visible in the current night sky. Special celestial events are also highlighted. The Sky Tonight is a "live" lecture and is back by popular request. Children must be 6 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 7:00pm
9:00 PM “MYSTERY OF THE CHRISTMAS STAR” - (Children under age 6 not admitted.)
Journey back more than 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. We’ll investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this time frame. We’ll see which of these signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn King. This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate our audiences. Children must be 6 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm.
Ticket Prices - Cash or Check Only. Ticket sales begin 30 minutes prior to show time at the Ticket Office. No Credit Cards are accepted at this time.
Capacity is exactly 100 seats. Come early. Shows start promptly and late admission is not permitted.
Children age 4 through 17 - $4.00 per show
Adults age 18 and above - $5.00 per show
Seniors 65 and above - $4.00 per show
Military with ID - $4.00 per show
Students, faculty, & staff of any of the Alamo Colleges $2.00 per show with current ID card.
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