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Xmas star


The Halifax Planetarium at Dalhousie University presents its ever-popular Christmas Star show:

"The Christmas Star—Fact or Fiction?" by Quinn Smith
Thursday December 21st at 7:15 pm** and 8:45 pm
Dunn Bldg, Dalhousie University, 6310 Coburg Rd

Did the Christmas Star really exist, and if so what was it? Explore the night sky over Bethlehem around 2,000 years ago.

Weather conditions permitting, there will be rooftop observing after each show.

Admission:  $5 (at the door); reductions for families (min. age 8 years)
Follow the instructions and specify your show time.


** Preference will be given to families with children for the 7:15 pm show

Reservations are required. To reserve seats, e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , stating show date and time, number of adults, and number of children (8–15). The show is about an hour long. Full details will be sent in advance.


Please do not be late; no admission after the door closes.

Please note that shows are most suitable for ages 8 and up; for younger children, please ask the Discovery Centre about age-appropriate shows in their Digitarium.

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