Dec 07 - 13 2019
"Season of Light" Holiday Planetarium Show

"Season of Light" Holiday Planetarium Show

Presented by Augustana College at John Deere Planetarium

The planetarium show will be offered Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and weekday evenings at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required and the program is not recommended for children ages seven and under. The John Deere Planetarium is located at 820 38th Street, Rock Island.

Our holiday show, Season of Light, created by Loch Ness Productions, uses images, video,
animation and sound to tell the story of how our holiday traditions are connected to the sky
above. December is the darkest month of the year and people all over the world have held
festivals, lit candles and tried to bring light to the darkness of the winter sky. Season of Light also explains the seasons, the winter constellations and speculates about the Star of Bethlehem.

Leading the show will be Augustana’s Planetarium Director, Dr. Lee Carkner. Just outside the
planetarium, full-color images from the Hubble Space Telescope and a quarter ton piece of the
Canyon Diablo meteorite will be displayed with interpretive information in the Getz-Rogers
Gallery.

In addition, Augustana’sFryxell Geology Museum, just adjacent to the planetarium, will be open
for visitors the weekend of Dec. 7-8 from 1-4 p.m. and from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on the weeknights of
Dec. 9-13.

For reservations (required) go to https://seasonoflight.eventbrite.com. Doors will open 15 minutes before each program. Late-comers will not be admitted. More information can be found by calling 309-794-7318 during weekday business hours.

Admission Info

Admission is free, but reservations are required and the program is not recommended for children ages seven and under. For reservations (required) go to https://seasonoflight.eventbrite.com. Doors will be open 15 minutes before each program. Late-comers will not be admitted. More information can be found by calling 309-794-7318 during weekday business hours.

Phone: 309-794-7318

Dates & Times

2019/12/07 - 2019/12/13

  • Dec 7, 2019 at 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 8, 2019 at 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 9, 2019 at 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 10, 2019 at 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 11, 2019 at 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 12, 2019 at 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 13, 2019 at 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Fri)

Additional time info:

The planetarium show will be offered Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and weekday evenings at 7 p.m.

In addition, Augustana’sFryxell Geology Museum, just adjacent to the planetarium, will be open
for visitors the weekend of Dec. 7-8 from 1-4 p.m. and from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on the weeknights of
Dec. 9-13.

Location Info

John Deere Planetarium

820 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201