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.
 
Our holiday show, 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. 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, the winter constellations and speculates about the Star of Bethlehem.
 
Leading the show will be Augustana’s Planetarium Director, Dr. Lee Carkner. Just outside the
planetarium, full-color images from the Hubble Space Telescope and a quarter ton piece of the
Canyon Diablo meteorite will be displayed with interpretive information in the Getz-Rogers
Gallery.
  
In addition, Augustana’sFryxell Geology Museum, just adjacent to the planetarium, will be open
for visitors the weekend of Dec. 7-8 from 1-4 p.m. and from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on the weeknights of
Dec. 9-13.
 
For reservations (required) go to https://seasonoflight.eventbrite.com. Doors will open 15 minutes
before each program. Late-comers will not be admitted. More information can be found by calling
309-794-7318 during weekday business hours.

John Deere Planetarium, Augustana College • 820 38th Street • Rock Island, Illinois
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
309-794-7318
leecarkner@augustana.edu
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