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November 11, 2013

NOC Enid planetarium to show ‘Star of Bethlehem’

Northern Oklahoma College Mackie Planetarium will present its annual Christmas program, “The Star of Bethlehem,” during December.

The title of this year’s show is “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God: Psalm 19:1.”

“We will recreate the sky over Babylon as it appeared 2,000 years ago and show how planets and constellations in the sky at that time may have guided the Wise Men to Bethlehem for the first Christmas morning. This year, our show will include the significance of the Trojan War in shaping the events leading to the first Christmas,” said Fritz Osell, NOC astronomy instructor.

The show will be presented in the Mackie Planetarium on the Enid campus during the first three Thursdays of December. There will be two shows a night. Shows will be at 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

“There is no admission charge, but we will accept donations of food for the Horn of Plenty,” Osell said.  

Additional shows can be scheduled for groups by calling Bob Killam at (580) 548-2399.

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