What does astronomy and Christmas have in common? You'll find out if you go to this local high school's extraterrestrial holiday display.

The planetarium at Bettendorf High School is hosting a free one-hour program called the "Christmas Star" - showing the skies over Bethlehem when Christ was born with an explanation in astronomy terms. The show has been digitally remastered, fitted to a new projection system that immerses the audience in a 360 experience.

The hour long show is free of charge but seating is limited. Call to reserve at 563-332-4516 between 8 am and 3 pm weekdays. The Star runs every night at 7 pm through December 22nd.