UT Ritter Planetarium holiday show is out of this world
What happens when Santa Claus is whisked away by a flying saucer on Christmas Eve? See “The Alien Who Stole Christmas” at The University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and find out!
Produced by the Brevard Community College Planetarium and Observatory, the program shows St. Nick on an adventure with his new friend, Mr. Freep, as they visit planets in our solar system. In addition, discover what stars are visible in the winter sky.
Viewers will have the chance to see the first holiday program that will be shown with the new Spitz SciDome XD projector, which uses more than 6.5 million pixels and the entire hemisphere of the 40-foot dome.
“This program allows people to see the amazing capabilities of the world’s first SciDome XD system while enjoying a thrilling, exciting and informative holiday experience with the whole family,” said Dr. Michael Cushing, UT assistant professor of astronomy and director of Ritter Planetarium.
“The Alien Who Stole Christmas,” recommended for children 4 to 10, will be shown Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. starting Nov. 25 through Dec. 23, 2011.
Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for children 4 through 12, seniors, and UT students and employees. For more information, call Ritter Planetarium at 419.530.2650 or its 24-hour information hotline at 419.530.4037.