Annual free holiday show planned at Tarleton planetarium


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University planetarium’s most popular holiday show The Mystery of the Christmas Star runs Dec. 5-19, investigating possible dates for the birth of Christ and looking at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this timeframe.

Show schedule:

  Thursday, Dec. 5 – Noon

  Friday, Dec. 6 – Noon

  Monday, Dec. 9 – 7 p.m.

  Wednesday, Dec. 11 – 7 p.m.

  Thursday, Dec. 12 – Noon and 6 p.m.

  Tuesday, Dec. 17 – Noon and 6 p.m.

  Wednesday, Dec. 18 – Noon and 6 p.m.

  Thursday, Dec. 19 – Noon and 6 p.m.

The planetarium is located in the Lamar Johanson Science Building on the Stephenville campus. Admission is free, but seating is limited to 86 guests per show.

During The Mystery of the Christmas Star, visitors to the Tarleton planetarium will see how signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem to see the newborn king.

To schedule school groups, clubs or other gatherings at the planetarium, call 254-968-0523 or email [email protected]. Advance notice is required for private screenings.

For more information about Tarleton’s planetarium, visit or follow the venue on Facebook,

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

Contact: Phil Riddle, News and Information Specialist
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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.