College announces December planetarium shows

Marietta College is pleased to announce the December community show at the Anderson Hancock Planetarium is “Season of Light.”

This full dome show, created by Loch Ness Productions, traces the history and development of numerous holiday traditions, including the Yule log, mistletoe, and the Christmas tree. The program concludes by exploring possible astronomical explanations for the Christmas star. Preceding Season of Light will be a brief star talk focusing on the late December sky.

The shows will run 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, and Thursday, Dec. 13; 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16 and Tuesday, Dec. 18. There will also be a 3:30 p.m. show on Dec. 16.

The Anderson Hancock Planetarium is located on the Marietta College campus on the corner of Fourth and Butler streets.

The Planetarium is accepting reservations for December’s shows. To reserve your free spot, call (740) 376-4827 or send an email to They will also be accepting donations at the conclusion of each program and those without reservations will be admitted on a space-available basis.