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Seasons of Light: Finding Inspiration in the Darkest of Seasons

Seasons of Light: Finding Inspiration in the Darkest of Seasons

Season of Light:  Finding Inspiration in the Darkest of Seasons

For those living in the Northern hemisphere the winter months are a time associated with struggle against the darkness.  In this program we will explore the seasons as well as the traditions, across many cultures, that are associated with this season of light in the darkness. As always, we’ll explore astronomy concepts along the way, and explore the current night sky.

December Public Shows: 

Note that these are in-person programs. Masks are suggested.

  • Monday, December 19, 2022     6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Monday, December 19, 2022     7:30-8:30 PM CDT
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022    6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022    7:30-8:30 PM CDT

Tickets are $2.50 per person and can be purchased by clicking the button below.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window with CASH ONLY for any shows that are not sold out. The ticket window opens 30 minutes before each show.

Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.

Can't attend the events?   Pop over to our donation page and support us that way!

Eclipse Glasses for Sale!

Image shows a Sun shape made with eclipse glasses

Be safe, order a pair for everyone in the family!


Be prepared to look at the October 14, 2023 and the April 8, 2024 Solar eclipses!

Did you know the sun is a great object to look at any day... sometimes its sunspots are so large that you can see them with just your eyes (protected with these amazing eclipse glasses, of course) from our spaceship Earth at more than 93,000,000 miles away.

Glasses purchased must be picked up at the planetarium by appointment or at any of our public events.   Cost is $5 per pair with all proceeds directly benefiting the planetarium.  Send an email to the planetarium to arrange for a pickup time.

Cash or check is our preferred method of payment but payment through our online store is possible, if you have to use a credit card.

Buy a pair for yourself, every family member, as a gift, or simply donate the purchase so that we can provide safe eclipse glasses to others in our community.

Additional donations welcomed!!