December Skies: A live, virtual planetarium show, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m.

The John R. Kirk Planetarium presents a virtual show dedicated to the highly anticipated conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

The show will take place on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m., and will be streamed live on the SUNY New Paltz Facebook page and via Webex.

Click here to watch on Facebook Live

Click here to access the Webex broadcast

This virtual planetarium show will highlight the highly anticipated conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

A conjunction is a rare event when astronomical bodies appear close together in the sky from our point of view. Jupiter and Saturn have been moving closer and closer together in our sky this year, toward a conjunction that will culminate on Dec. 21.

This show will guide viewers on how to see Jupiter and Saturn in the sky, as well as other winter sky favorites, like the ongoing Geminids Meteor Shower.

For more information about this event, please contact Raj Pandya, director of the John R. Kirk Planetarium, at