Event:      Season of Light planetarium show (ages 8 and up)

Date:  Saturday, December 8, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012
The annual Season of Light planetarium show for ages 8 and up will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in the John Deere Planetarium, Augustana College, 820 38th St., Rock Island. The multimedia program explains how holiday traditions are connected to the sky. Doors will open 15 minutes in advance; latecomers will not be admitted. Reservations are requested; call (309) 794-7327 during business hours. The nearby Fryxell Geology Museum also will be open 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m Saturday-Sunday.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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