“Star of Bethlehem 2013” wrapping at USF this weekend


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

“Star of Bethlehem 2013” wrapping at USF this weekend

(December 18, 2013) – “Star of Bethlehem 2013,” the University of Saint Francis Christmas program at Schouweiler Planetarium, will wrap up with final shows this weekend.

Shows will be Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.

The public is invited to join the planetarium staff for a 90-minute program exploring the path of the Wise Men as they follow the star under the Mideastern sky of 3 B.C. Using the latest astronomical, historical and Biblical research, explanations of what the Christmas star might have been will be presented. During the live portion of the show, planetarium staff will show visitors the wonders of the winter night sky in Fort Wayne.

Viewers should arrive 15 minutes early to purchase tickets and take a seat in an adjacent auditorium before the show begins. No one will be admitted after the program starts. While the program is for visitors of all ages, young children must be able to sit quietly in the dark.

Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and children under age 18. The maximum charge is $14 per family (family consisting of two adults and their dependent children). Fort Wayne Astronomical Society members and USF students, faculty and staff with ID will be admitted for $1.
For group rates, visit http://www.sf.edu/sf/planetarium/group/bethlehem.

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