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Tickets go on sale Thursday for “Time of Mild,” the regular holiday show that will operate Dec. 2 and 9 at the William M. Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield Faculty.

Just about every exhibit will begin with a shorter tour of the evening sky employing the planetarium’s Goto Chronos star projector followed by the 37-moment all-dome “Season of Mild” presentation from Loch Ness Productions employing the planetarium’s Spitz SciDome projector.

The show traces the heritage and growth of many world-wide holiday break customs, all of which include lights up the wintertime time which include burning the Yuletide log, glowing Xmas tree lights, candles in home windows, lights of luminarias in the American Southwest and the common ritual of the Hanukkah menorah.

“Year of Gentle” also recounts the historical spiritual and cultural rituals — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi — practiced through the time of winter solstice.

Light-weight-hearted seasonal traditions like present-giving, kissing under the mistletoe and the 12 days of Xmas are also reviewed as nicely as appearances by St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas and Santa Claus.

The astronomy portion of the show capabilities Northern Hemisphere wintertime constellations and achievable astronomical explanations for a “Star more than Bethlehem.”

Doorways open up at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the planetarium on campus (1801 Panorama Push) on the 2nd floor, northwest finish of the Math-Science Developing, Place 112. Anyone will have to have to be masked and vaccinated for the indoor display.

Tickets, which ought to be obtained in progress at the Bakersfield Faculty Ticket Business office or on the internet at, are $8, $6 for seniors and little ones ages 5-12 yrs previous. No tickets will be marketed at the doorway.