The Christmas Star Planetarium Show Poster with Bright Star in Background
Start: December 4, 2021 5 p.m.
End: December 4, 2021 6 p.m.

Over the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.

 

Program Information

  • Runtime: Approximately 50 minutes total with live sky tour. 
  • Intended Audience: All ages 8 and up, but all are welcome!

Planetarium Information

  • Masks are required inside the Brown Planetarium and all other Ball State buildings, regardless of vaccination status.
  • No reservations are required for public planetarium shows. However, plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited.
  • We do our best to have doors open 30 minutes before show time.
  • Planetarium shows are free of charge. We accept cash donations at the door and greatly appreciate your support to make this possible. 
  • Food, drinks, gum or candy are not allowed in the planetarium.
  • Cellphones and any electronics that emit light must be silenced or turned off at the start of all programs. Please refrain from wearing light-up shoes to any planetarium programs.
  • Children 17 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, at 2111 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie. Due to construction being done on the Cooper Science Complex, you must enter through the planetarium’s southwest entrance.

For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.