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December Programs

Upcoming Dates

  • Dec 16 11, 7:00 p.m. to  8:00 p.m. Public Night
  • Dec 23, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Public Night
  • Dec 26, 7:00 p.m.  and 8:30 p.m. Holiday Program
  • Dec 27, 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Holiday Program
  • Dec 28, 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Holiday Program
  • Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Holiday Program

Holiday Programs

Our holiday programs consist of a slide and music program that describes the origins for the various traditions around the the holidays.  It discusses the traditional solstice festivals of the Romans and why we exchange presents, Christmas lights and trees and decking the halls.  It concludes with the possible explanations of the Christmas Star.  The program is intended for all ages.  $3/person.

Adoration of the Magi

Public Nights

Our weekly evening programs consist of a 30 minute discussion of the constellations visible in the sky during the current month. This is followed by a video or slide presentation or observing through the UNA Observatory's 14-inch telescope if the weather permits. The afternoon programs consist of the constellation discussion followed by solar observing if weather allows. UNA students are not charged for the weekly public programs, all others are charged a flat rate $3/person. There are no discounts or "rain-checks" for poor weather. The programs are intended for a general audience and so all age groups are welcome. The directions to the planetarium are the following.