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Tarleton Planetarium’s free annual holiday show, ‘The Mystery of the Christmas Star,’ begins Dec. 1.

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

TSU Media Relations

Special to Beneath the Surface News

The Tarleton State University Planetarium’s most popular holiday show, “The Mystery of the Christmas Star,” will run through Dec. 20.

The show investigates possible dates for the birth of Christ and examines recorded sightings of significant astronomical events at the time.

Planetarium visitors will see how signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert to Bethlehem, likely from the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.

Show schedule:

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 12, 1 and 7 p.m.

Thursday. Dec. 15, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.

The planetarium is in the Lamar Johanson Science Building on the Stephenville campus. Seating is limited to 86 guests per show; admission is free.

The box office will open one hour before each show.

Park after 6 p.m. in lot P-22/P-23, which is accessible from North Rome Street, across from the Recreation Sports Center.

For group scheduling, call 254-968-0523 or email

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