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‘Tis the Season at Planetarium runs through December 19

planetarium outside shot

The Illinois State University Planetarium is part of the Felmley Hall annex. It will celebrate its 50th anniversary on September 1.

The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the holiday show ‘Tis the Season, running weekends through Saturday, December 19. Show times are Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.

‘Tis the Season, narrated by National Public Radio’s Noah Adams, recounts the historical, religious, and cultural rituals practiced during the time of the winter solstice. The show explores Christian, Jewish, Egyptian, Roman, pagan, Celtic, Nordic and Hopi traditions. ‘Tis the Season also looks at some of the more light-hearted seasonal traditions, from kissing under the mistletoe to songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing.

Admission to ‘Tis the Season is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and seniors, and $2 for children ages 3 to 4.  For more information call the Planetarium’s Skyline at (309) 438-5007 or visit http://www2.phy.ilstu.edu/~trw/planet.html.