Santa, Season of Light Coming to Town at TAMIU

‘Santa’ and ‘Season of Light’ Bring
Holiday Treat to TAMIU Planetarium

Start a new tradition this fall by visiting the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center (LBVSC) Planetarium and watching “Santa Over Laredo” and “Season of Light,” two films that combine astronomy and holiday traditions, Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 4 and 5 p.m.

The Planetarium will be closed Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.

General admission tickets cost $5 and tickets for TAMIU students, faculty and staff and children under 12 are $4. Buy a ticket for a second showing on the same day and save $2 off the second ticket.

For more information and a show schedule, visit the Planetarium on the Web at tamiu.edu/coas/planetarium or call 956.326.2444.

Making his rounds before the big day, Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, Saint Nick, Father Christmas or, as he is known to most, Santa, crashed his sled in Laredo and with the help of several young astronomers, repaired the sled in time to deliver presents all over the world. “Santa Over Laredo” chronicles his adventures.

This Planetarium exclusive production was made especially for children under the age of 12, but the whole family can learn something from it.

“Season of Light” traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing and familiar holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season - from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminaries in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah.

For more information, please contact Laura Jimenez at 956.326.2463 or e-mail planetarium@tamiu.edu

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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