DuPont Planetarium to feature ‘Mystery of the Christmas Star’

December 18, 2018

The DuPont Planetarium in the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, on the campus of USC Aiken, is showing “Mystery of the Christmas Star” during the holidays.

Presentations will be at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 29.

While viewing this show, audiences of all ages will journey back more than 2,000 years, trying to discover a scientific explanation for the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, according to a news release from the university.

“You will see incredible images of supernovae, comets, planetary conjunctions, and other celestial phenomena,” said Dr. Gary Senn, the executive director of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. “This is a longstanding favorite and is sure to charm and captivate audiences.”

“Mystery of the Christmas Star” won five Telly Awards, which honor “excellence in video and television across all screens,” according to www.tellyawards.com.

Senn and the Ruth Patrick team recently upgraded the planetarium projection system to a Digistar 6, which enhances the audience members’ experiences, providing “total dome” viewing, according to a news release.

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