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Season of Light & the Alien Who Stole Christmas

Sundays @ 2 PM . December 3rd, 10th & 17th Gayle Planetarium will be running "Season of Light", a spectacular show about the season that holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year. It is also the coldest and darkest of seasons. Tracing the development of many of the world's endearing holiday customs, and how they light up the winter season, we portray everything from the burning Yule log and sparkling Christmas tree lights to the lighting of the Menorah and luminaries. 'Tis the Season also recounts the historical religious and cultural customs practiced during the time of winter solstice, including Christian, Jewish, Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Egyptian and Hopi. We explore the possible astronomical explanations for a "Star over Bethlehem" including comets, meteors, novae, supernovae, and planetary conjunctions. The show also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions: gift-giving, kissing under the mistletoe, songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing, the custom of decking the halls with greenery and candles, and Santa Claus. We also catch a few Northern winter constellations, and illustrate how the seasons are caused by the Earth's tilt and orbit around the Sun.

Monday - Thursday @ 4 pm November 27th - December 14th, the Planetarium will be running "The Alien Who Stole Christmas".
Let's take a tour of the winter's evening sky and then join jolly ol' Santa and concerned alien, Mr. Freep, as they explore the solar system's planets and meet the Christmas Eve needs of their fictitious inhabitants.

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before showtime.
Admission $6.50 per person for ages 5 and above.
Shows start promptly, with no admittance into building once show has begun. 
NO Food or Drinks allowed in Auditorium.
Shows are approximately one hour in length.

Please note: the Planetarium will be closed Dec. 18th - Jan 1st.

For more information, please call (334) 625-4799.

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Gayle Planetarium 1010 Forest Ave Montgomery, Alabama

Category: Family, Community

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