PennWest Clarion will present Season of Light at 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 9 in Peirce Planetarium, on the second floor of the Science and Technology Center, Clarion campus. The show is free and open to the public.


This presentation traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, from sparkling Christmas tree lights to burning the Yule log, or even kissing under the mistletoe. The show also recounts some of the religious rituals practiced around the world during winter solstice. Guests will learn some of the brighter winter constellations and find out why we have seasons.


The 40-minute show ends with possible astronomical explanations for a “Star over Bethlehem.” Season of Light is culturally inclusive, musically satisfying and soothing as a warm drink on a cold winter’s night.


The planetarium is handicapped-accessible. Parking is available in Lot 12, behind Marwick-Boyd, and Lot 11, across from Tippin Gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 814-393-2085 or visit