Christmas Star to be presented in planetarium

December 21, 2017

 

On Dec. 15 through Dec. 22., the Donald A. Schaefer Planetarium will be hosting a free presentation of the Christmas Star at 7 p.m.

 

The Christmas Star has been a tradition at BHS for over 40 years; however, this is the first year using projectors instead of the starball, which is now on display outside the Planetarium entrance. The 360° experience explores the stars over Bethlehem when Jesus was born, and whether or not he was actually born on Dec. 25.

 

Several students took the opportunity to see this unique presentation. Gabby Manion, a sophomore, went to the show Sunday evening.

 

“My parents thought it would be a fun thing to do as a family,” Manion said.

 

Her favorite part was how the presentation Was all done by the teachers at BHS.

 

Freshman Kaitlyn Anderson also saw the unique star show. Anderson was inspired to go since she is currently taking Honors Earth and Space and has an interest in science.

 

“I would recommend it, it was cool and they did a really good job,” Anderson said.

 

Like Manion, she also appreciated how it was created by teachers at BHS and people of the community.

 

Because the show has limited seating, make sure to call the activities office to reserve your seats. The number is (563) 332-4516.

 

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