Season of Light

When:
November 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2016-11-25T12:00:00-05:00
2016-11-25T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Ingram Planetarium
7625 High Market St
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
USA
Cost:
Members: Free. Non-members: Regular Planetarium admission.
Contact:
910-575-0033

 

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Why does winter, the coldest and darkest of seasons, hold some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year?

This eloquent presentation traces the history and development 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 the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah. Additionally, audiences will learn a selection of the Northern hemisphere’s winter constellations and find out why we even have seasons at all. Of course, the program explores the possible astronomical explanations for the “Star of Bethlehem.”

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