Coshocton Planetarium presenting Halloween show

| October 5, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Planetarium is presenting a planetarium show produced by Ball State and the Charles W. Brown Planetarium in Munice, Indiana. The show is titled, “Halloween: Celestial Origin”. The original script is by Dayna Thompson and Ronald Hicks with an original score by Luke R. Mitchell.

What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-treat, costumes, astronomy? Halloween is an astronomical holiday. Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day”. Find out about the Gaelic festival Samain and how it is related to the present-day Halloween. In the fall, many will have bonfires and roast marshmallows. Find out how this is related to bonfires. They will also explore the night sky and learn which planets, constellations, and stars will be out on Halloween night. This show is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

The dates for the showing of Halloween: Celestial Origin are: Oct. 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, and 30. All shows will be at 7 p.m. There is no cost for admission. The show is free. Reservations can be made by going to or by calling Coshocton High School at 740-622-9433 and ask for Jonalee. There needs to be at least 10 people for each show for it to be presented.

This program was purchased through a donation made by a local person.

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