Planetarium screens ‘Season of Light’

On Dec. 7, at the Eastern Michigan University Planetarium in room 402 of the Mark Jefferson Science Complex, “Season of Light” was presented in celebration of the holiday season. Produced by Loch Ness Productions, the presentation focused on the history of holiday traditions, specifically the focuses on lights.

From menorahs to Christmas trees, light is an integral part of winter holidays to the point where it just seems obvious to many people, but “Season of Light” delved deeper into its significance.

Parts of the show included descriptions of how the traditions of Celtic tribes and ancient Rome have led to modern traditions, speculating about what the star over Bethlehem could have been and even explaining the history of the real 12 Days of Christmas.

“I hope that the presentation can provide a good opportunity for both education and entertainment,” said Tom Kasper, EMU Planetarium events coordinator.

Prior to the screening of “Season of Light,” a presentation called “Winter Stargazing” was shown, which showed the constellations as they can be viewed during the winter solstice.

The next screening of “Season of Light” will be shown in the EMU Planetarium, room 402 of the Science Complex, on Dec. 10 from 8-9 p.m. and Dec. 14 from 2-3 p.m. The winter events schedule for the planetarium will be posted soon. Tickets are $5 for entry and are available at, the
EMU Box Office or by phone at 734-487-2282. For additional information go to

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