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Star Theater Public Show for Families

The full dome planetarium features the "Star of Bethlehem" and a live Christmas night sky show.

Family shows are designed for families with young children (ages 4 to 10).

About the show: "Star of Bethlehem"

The Star of Bethlehem (Trailer) from Panagiotis D. Simopoulos on Vimeo.

The show takes you back to the little town of Bethlehem of long ago in the endeavor to investigate what was the “Star” that guided the Wise Men. The Star of Bethlehem presents all the historical and scientific facts we know today to unravel this 2,000-year-old enigma in a special audiovisual show that fills the audience with a sense of wonder and an air of innocence. Accompanied by the music of the best-known Christmas Carols of the Season, the narration guides the audience through the various historical and astronomical information of the Christmas story along with the various facts concerning our calendar and guides them to make their conclusions as to what this “wonder” star was all about.


The Space Science Center’s Star Theater at Morehead State University is a state-of-the-art digital planetarium serving the surrounding area of Eastern Kentucky. The planetarium offers public shows on second and fourth Saturdays throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis: reservations do not need to be made in advance. Tickets may be purchased with cash or a check at the door. We cannot take credit cards. Typically, a planetarium show includes a special feature from our extensive program library as well as a tour of the night sky. We offer laser shows Saturdays throughout the year.

View our program library