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Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education
Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-4911







Star of
Wonder
SHOW DESCRIPTION:

Star of Wonder scientifically explains an actual celestial event of antiquity which may have been recorded as the Star of Bethlehem.  Many celestial events occurred during that time period and still more were theorized by many cultures.  Several questions arise regarding the event, including: What was it?  Who saw it? When did it occur? 

Celebrate the holidays under the stars of two millennia ago.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

While this is a live, interactive program, it is intended to educate as well as entertain audiences of ages 6 and up.  In addition to a historical discussion, the lights will dim and a simulated night sky will be projected onto our 24-foot dome.  Each evening's program is similar but it is not scripted, so may be slightly different each time! 

Please note that the planetarium will be completely darkened at times so please take that into account with children.

DATES AND TIMES:

November 23 - December 30

FRIDAYS 8:00 PM
SUNDAYS 2:00 PM
Special engagements: Saturday, December 22 @ 2 pm
     Monday, December 24 @ Noon
ESTIMATED SEATING AVAILABILITY

TICKET PRICING*:
General Admission:  $ 6.00College Students (w/ID):          $ 4.00**
Children 18 and under:    $ 4.00Seniors 65+ :     $ 4.00
Active/Retired Military (w/ID):  $ FREE      BSC Students:   $ FREE**

NOTE: We cannot accept credit cards

GROUP RATES (over 10) AVAILABLE!
* Prices/schedule subject to change without notice.
** Discount Requires valid college/university identification.
RESERVATIONS:
NOTE: Please use the online system 24 hours prior to the scheduled showtime.  If you are making reservations on the date of the program, please call us at (716) 878-4911 and leave your request information.


Reservations are strongly suggested, but not required.  Due to volume, any unclaimed reserved tickets will be released if not claimed 10 minutes prior to showtime.
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SUN Dec 9 2:00 pm SEATING AVAILABLE
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