Mystery of the Christmas Star, a holiday tradition, returns to the Appold Planetarium.

The Star of Bethlehem is part of every telling of the Christmas story. What was this Star and what was so remarkable that the wise men undertook the long journey across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem? What sign did they see that made them expect the birth of a king?

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem and discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. The Appold Planetarium’s holiday show Mystery of the Christmas Star investigates possible dates for the birth of Christ and looks at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this timeframe. This modern telling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages.

Admission prices for Mystery of the Christmas Star are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.

  • Friday, December 1
  • Saturday, December 2
  • Friday, December 8
  • Saturday, December 9
  • Friday, December 15
  • Friday, December 22
  • Saturday, December 23

Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium Coordinator, at or call 419-517-8897.