BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) -Learn the science behind the Christmas star. Next month, you can get an explanation at the Schaefer Planetarium at Bettendorf High School through its annual “Christmas Star” program, Dec. 10-16 from 7 to 8 p.m.
The program features a visual display of the sky above Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago accompanied by music from Mannheim Steamroller. The program addresses the question: What do astronomers believe was occurring in the skies then which might have been the “Star” over Bethlehem?
The “Christmas Star” program is open to the public. There is no admission charge, but firm reservations are necessary because of limited seating. Children will be admitted if accompanied by an adult.
Reservations can be made any school day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling the Bettendorf High School Activities Office (563) 332-4516. Reservations will be honored until 6:55 p.m. each night, at which time people without reservations may be seated.
Please enter the building by the main entrance on 18th street. A new, digital, projection system will be installed in the Schaefer Planetarium after this year’s Christmas Star Program.