TAMIU Planetarium Adds Holiday Features
Posted: 11/21/12

TAMIU LBV Planetarium
Adds Holiday Feature, Show Times

The Texas A&M International University Lamar Bruni Vergara has an early present for its visitors – a new show, the return of some older holiday shows and Wednesday and Thursday showings during December.

The new holiday shows run through Friday, Dec. 21.

The newest feature at the Planetarium is “Mystery of the Christmas Star.” The show takes audiences on a journey back more than 2000 years in pursuit of a scientific explanation for the star of Bethlehem. The modern retelling of the Christmas story is filled with beautiful imagery and scored with choir music to charm and captivate audiences of all ages.

“Holiday Music Magic” features a variety of festive holiday classics from Mannheim Steamroller to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. The soundtrack is enhanced with 3-D artistic animation and all-dome scenery. The program is fun and entertaining for all audiences, especially families.

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

The Wednesday and Thursday showings feature shows for the entire family. Admission is $5 per person for each double feature.

Wednesday, Dec. 5:
3:30 p.m., “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure”
4:30 p.m., “The Future is Wild”

Thursday, Dec. 6
3:30 p.m., “The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather”
4:30 p.m., “Force 5: Nature Unleashed”

Wednesday, Dec. 12
3:30 p.m., “The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”
4:30 p.m., “Star Signs”

Thursday, Dec. 13
3:30 p.m., “The Little Star That Could”
4:30 p.m., “New Horizons”

Wednesday, Dec. 19
3:30 p.m., “Earth, Moon and Sun”
4:30 p.m., “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure”

For more information and for complete show descriptions, visit www.tamiu.edu/planetarium or call 956-326-DOME (3663).

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