Barton Community College Planetarium to host holiday inspired light show “Season of Lights”
November 27, 2012
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photo by Brandon Steinert
In conjunction with the Holiday Open House for the Shafer Gallery’s “Festival of Trees” exhibit, the Barton Planetarium will offer holiday inspired light shows at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
The presentation will visually trace the historical and astronomical connections of many of the world's most endearing holiday lighting customs. From sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah, “Season of Lights” will educate and entertain attendees about the origins of these traditions as well as explore an astronomical hypothesis and possible explanation of the Christmas Star.
The 66-seat planetarium is located in the college’s Science and Math Building on the north side of campus. Dr. Tim Folkerts, the college’s Planetarium director, will host the presentations and will be available to answer questions. Reservations are not required and admission is free. For more information about the Planetarium shows, contact Folkerts, (620) 792-9320.