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Mystery of the Christmas Star

The 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. Guests will also see how signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem to see the newborn King.

This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages. During the stunning show, guests will journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem and discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus.

Show times

All shows are at 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, December 4
Saturday, December 5
Friday, December 11
Saturday, December 12
Friday, December 18
Saturday, December 19

The planetarium offers shows open to the public throughout the academic year on select Saturday nights.

Admission Prices:

$5 for adults
$4 for children 12 and under and members of the Lourdes community.

Reservations are recommended. Please call 419-517-8897 or email

Directions to Lourdes
From US-23 take Exit #234 - the first (or last) exit in Ohio – (Rt.51/184 east-Sylvania)
Turn left (west) onto Monroe Street and continue .6 miles to Main Street (Key Bank is on the right)
Turn left (south) onto Main Street and continue on Main for .5 miles to Convent Boulevard
Turn right (west) onto Convent Boulevard and continue for .3 miles
Turn right at the Lourdes University driveway – 6832 Convent Boulevard.

Find the Planetarium on campus