Star of Bethlehem Tradition Continues

December 2, 2014

The Star of Bethlehem Tradition at the Schouweiler Planetarium University of Saint Francis has been a Fort Wayne Christmas tradition for more than 40 years. Star of Bethlehem 2014 opens the first weekend in December.

Opening Weekend Showtimes

Saturday, December 6: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 7: 12:30 p.m and 3 p.m.

You will want to plan your planetarium visit so you can also participate in the other campus Christmas opportunities this first weekend in December.

Star of Bethlehem 2014 will continue through the second and third weekends of December with slightly different show times and additional shows added for Friday evenings.

Star of Bethlehem 2014

Notes from the Director

The Schouweiler Planetarium Experience

December 1, 2014

Attendees to our public and private group planetarium experiences know that each 90-minute experience consists of 2 parts: a pre-produced multi-media “show” and a staff led live participation session. For our public planetarium experiences the live staff led session consists of a tour of the current night sky, as well as star chart and basic Read More »

Fall Planetarium Weekend

November 11, 2014

There will not be a Fall Planetarium Weekend this fall of 2014. This weekend was originally scheduled for our Fall Planetarium Weekend. Instead we will be celebrating the life of Chris Highlen, the Schouweiler’s first and only Technician since 2001. Please read the following article.

Chris Highlen: Schouweiler Planetarium Technician

Chris Highlen, my longtime personal friend and Schouweiler Planetarium colleague died on Thursday, October 16th.  Many years before I asked Chris to join me as Technician for the Schouweiler, Chris was an active member of the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society and other Non-Profit Science and Technology educational organizations. The University and its Edwin Clark Schouweiler Read More »