Planetarium to offer Christmas shows

| November 22, 2021

The Coshocton Planetarium will be showing two different Christmas shows this holiday season.

On Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6-7, special guest Dr. David Hurd from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania will present “Star of Wonder!” Guests will discover the fascinating connection between why Santa goes south for the winter, seasons, seasonal constellations, and why Christmas is in December. This special presentation by Dr. Hurd does not use the full-dome projector.

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, and Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9, and Monday through Thursday, Dec. 13-16, “Season of Lights” traces the history and development of many of the world’s most enduring holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter sky. The show recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the winter solstice. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions.

“Season of Light” will introduce guests to a selection of Northern hemisphere constellations. The show demonstrates how seasons are created by the sun’s path across the sky in relationship to the Earth’s tilt and orbit.

Guests will also learn a selection of the Northern hemisphere constellations and discover why we have seasons. The program also explores the possible astronomical explanation for the “Star of Bethlehem.”

The Coshocton Planetarium is located at Coshocton High School on the fourth floor. The shows begin at 7 p.m. and are free, but reservations are required. Go to to make your reservation. All guests are required to wear masks.

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