Tickets go on sale Thursday for “Season of Mild,” the normal vacation present that can run Dec. 2 and 9 on the William M. Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield Faculty.
Every present will start with a brief tour of the night sky utilizing the planetarium’s Goto Chronos star projector adopted by the 37-minute all-dome “Season of Mild” presentation from Loch Ness Productions utilizing the planetarium’s Spitz SciDome projector.
The present traces the historical past and improvement of many international vacation customs, all of which contain lighting up the winter season together with burning the Xmas log, glowing Christmas tree lights, candles in home windows, lighting of luminarias within the American Southwest and the normal ritual of the Hanukkah menorah.
“Season of Mild” additionally recounts the historic non secular and cultural rituals — not solely Christian and Jewish, but additionally Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi — practiced in the course of the time of winter solstice.
Mild-hearted seasonal traditions like gift-giving, kissing underneath the mistletoe and the 12 days of Christmas are additionally mentioned in addition to appearances by St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas and Santa Claus.
The astronomy portion of the present options Northern Hemisphere winter constellations and attainable astronomical explanations for a “Star over Bethlehem.”
Doorways open at 7 p.m., present begins at 7:30 p.m. on the planetarium on campus (1801 Panorama Drive) on the second ground, northwest finish of the Math-Science Constructing, Room 112. Everybody will must be masked and vaccinated for the indoor present.
Tickets, which have to be bought prematurely on the Bakersfield Faculty Ticket Workplace or on-line at bumblebeetickets.com, are $8, $6 for seniors and kids ages 5-12 years outdated. No tickets will likely be bought on the door.