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Hollidaysburg Planetarium announces Christmas Shows

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Planetarium will present three different 60-minute Christmas shows at various times Dec. 8, 10 and 11 at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, 1510 N. Montgomery St.

Shows slated for Wednesday are: 6 p.m. “Cosmic Christmas” and 7 p.m. “Earth, Moon, & Sun.”

All three shows can be seen Friday: 6 p.m. “Earth, Moon, & Sun,” 7 p.m. “Cosmic Christmas” and 8 p.m. “The Star of Bethlehem.” Saturday features all three shows as matinees: noon, “Star of Bethlehem,” 1 p.m. “Cosmic Christmas,” 2 p.m. “Earth, Moon, & Sun.”

Seat reservations required at astroprof.com. Doors open 30-minutes before each show, and no late entries will be permitted. Face coverings required for entry.Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for students payable at the door. For more information, visit the Hollidaysburg Planetarium Facebook page.

“Cosmic Christmas” pairs popular holiday songs with a digital light show set to visuals on the planetarium dome featuring hits from Bing Crosby, Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Warning: This show is not for you if flashing lights and bold moving patterns trigger photosensitive epilepsy.

‘The Star of Bethlehem’ tells the traditional story of the Christmas Star using possible astronomical events to determine the actual year and time of year of the birth. Travel back in time to Bethlehem to investigate the question about the star that guided the Wise Men.

“Earth, Moon and Sun” explores the relationships and myths between these three celestial bodies with the help of a character named Coyote adopted from Native American oral traditions.

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