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North Hills Digital Immersion Theater to Hold Double Features in December

North Hills High School digital immersion theater will welcome community members in December for holiday-themed shows aimed at specific age groups. A double feature of two back-to-back shows will be shown on the 24-foot dome on Dec. 7, 11, 15 and 18. “George and Oatmeal Save Santa” starts at 6:30 p.m. and is targeted for children from preschool through elementary age. “A Part of the Sky Called Orion” will follow at 7:15 p.m. and is appropriate for older children through adults. In “George and Oatmeal Save Santa,” Santa Claus has not come back from his yearly globetrotting trip, and Oatmeal the Snowman must ask George the Wizard to help find Old St. Nick using magic from the stars to guide Santa around the world. This North Hills tradition has been animated by students in Casper, Wyo., and will be shown for the first time across the full dome. “A Part of the Sky Called Orion” looks at some of the brightest stars in the sky including the celestial bodies that make up Orion’s Belt. The show discusses the many cultures who have observed the sky since ancient times and how these cultures explained the same stars with different stories and imagery. All shows are free and open to the public, but all planetarium shows require reservations. Reservations can be made by calling 412-318-1000 ext. 3166 or emailing If no reservations have been made by the end of the last school day prior to the show, the presentation will be canceled. December shows are very popular, and extra shows will be added as needed. Therefore, it is very important to make reservations to ensure adequate seating. Group reservations for community organizations are accepted, and special events for community members and groups can be scheduled. The North Hills High School planetarium is located on the third floor of the high school at 53 Rochester Road in Ross Township. The gift shop that supports the North Hills High School Astronomy Club will be open for all shows. North Hills remains one of only a few districts across the state to offer a planetarium for educational and community outreach purposes in a public high school. The planetarium is overseen by high school teacher Sue Batson.

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Dec 07, 2015 through Dec 18, 2015


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