Schaefer Planetarium at Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St., will host the annual “Christmas Star” program at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-16. This is the 37th year of the one-hour program featuring a visual display of the sky above Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago, accompanied by music from Mannheim Steamroller. The program addresses the question: “What do astronomers believe was occurring in the skies then that might have been the ‘star’ over Bethlehem?”
The Christmas Star program is free and open to the public, but firm reservations are necessary because of limited seating. Children will be admitted if accompanied by an adult.
Reservations can be made from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. school days at Bettendorf High School Activities Office at 563-332-4516. Reservations will be honored until 6:55 p.m. each night, at which time people without reservations may be seated. Participants should enter the building through the main entrance.