“Star” rising last time at USF

Star of Bethlehem 2010 logo.

Press release from the University of Saint Francis:

“Star” rising last time at USF

December 15, 2010 – The University of Saint Francis annual Christmas presentation, “Star of Bethlehem 2010,” will be offered for the final times this weekend.

The show will investigate possible explanations for the biblical Star of Bethlehem, taking the audience back in time to follow the journey of the Magi under the Middle Eastern sky of 3-2 BC. Following the presentation, planetarium staff will guide the audience through the wonders of a December night sky in Fort Wayne.

“Star of Bethlehem” is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased at the door. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and children under age 18. The maximum charge per family will be $14. The planetarium staff advises parents of children under age 5 to prepare their youngsters to sit quietly in near-darkness for 35 minutes. The entire show lasts approximately 90 minutes.

A schedule for the show follows. Those arriving early for tickets will be seated in adjacent Gunderson Auditorium for a pre-show update on space shuttle Discovery’s final November flight to the International Space Station.

  • Friday, Dec. 17 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 18 – 3 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 19 – 5 p.m.

Achatz Hall of Science is located on Leesburg Road. For directions, see https://www.sf.edu/tour/directions.shtml. For a campus map, visit https://www.sf.edu/tour/map.shtml.

For more information about “Star of Bethlehem 2010,” visit https://www.sf.edu/planetarium/ or call Jean Sorg at 260-399-7700, Ext. 8211. calling either number or by e-mailing to bellerophonii@aol.com jsorg@sf.edu.


The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890, is a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offering undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region.

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