Celestial Origins

What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!

Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.

Produced by Ball State University—The Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Narrated by Sarah Kmiecik


Runtime: 24 min

Audience: suitable for grades 4 and up

Adopt-a-Show sponsor: Halloween Celestial Origins was made possible by the generous donation of Dr. Jacqueline Maly.

Halloween Celestial Origins

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Center for Aerospace Education
Hokulani Imaginarium
Windward Community College

updated: 1/14/22