It's the holiday season, and there are many celebrations going on in the Quad Cities area. A big one is “Season of Light,” which goes until December 16th. The John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College is excited to present its annual holiday program.

Meteor shower and starry night sky.

About The Event

The Season of Light, created by Loch Ness Productions, uses images, video, animation, and sound to tell the story of how our holiday traditions are connected to the sky above. The John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College will be presenting its annual holiday program from December 10th through 16th, 2022. December is the perfect time to do this since December is the darkest month of the year and people all over the world have held festivals, lit candles, and tried to bring light to the darkness of the winter sky. Season of Light also explains the seasons, and the winter constellations and speculates about the Star of Bethlehem.


The planetarium show will be offered Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and weekday evenings at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required and the program is not recommended for children ages seven and under. The John Deere Planetarium is located at 820 38th Street, Rock Island.

You can learn more here about the event.

Admission and More

According to their website,

Leading the show will be Augustana’s Planetarium Director, Dr. Lee Carkner. Just outside the planetarium, astronomy images, artifacts from the Apollo program and a quarter-ton piece of the Canyon Diablo meteorite will be displayed with interpretive information in the Getz-Rogers Gallery.

This event is free, but registration is required. Doors will open 15 minutes before each program. Latecomers will not be admitted. More information can be found by calling 309-794-7318 during weekday business hours.

Have a great time at the event!

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