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Holiday Tradition at IRSC Continues with ‘Star of Wonder’ Planetarium Show

Holiday Tradition at IRSC Continues with ‘Star of Wonder’ Planetarium Show

November 25, 2019 Robert Lane

The Indian River State College (IRSC) Hallstrom Planetarium takes part in a season of festive fun as it presents its popular holiday tradition of more than 25 years—“Star of Wonder.” Shows will be presented Friday, December 6 at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 7 and at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.; Friday, December 13 at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. Tickets for “Star of Wonder” are $5.

The IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium will present its popular holiday show, “Star of Wonder,” Fridays December 9 and 13, and Saturdays, December 10 and 14.

A perennial favorite, “Star of Wonder” recreates the skies as they appeared 2,000 years ago. Could it have been a comet, a meteor, or a supernova? How might an astronomer explain it? Viewers will trace what may have been the path of the mysterious star followed by the Wise Men—revealing the constellations and the locations of planets. “We will ask the question, ‘What was it in the sky that compelled the Magi to embark on a journey of hundreds of miles across desert and mountains?’” shares Jon Bell, IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium Director. “This program will bring the audience one step closer to understanding.”

Tickets for shows at the Hallstrom Planetarium can be purchased online or at the box office in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by phone with VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Office at 1-800-220-9915 to reserve seats. Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over the age of four. The Hallstrom planetarium's temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.

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