December 12, 2008
All Welcome At Free "Star of Bethlehem" Planetarium Program
One of the most remarkable series of celestial events within the last 3,000 years occurred during 4 BCE to 2 BCE, the period traditionally identified with the birth of Jesus.
At 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 and Dec. 17-19, Samford's Christenberry Planetarium will host “The Star of Bethlehem,” a multimedia presentation of the historical and astronomical occurrences that possibly explain the appearance of the guide star recorded in Matthew 2:2-10.
The presentation provides a rare opportunity to cultivate new interest in astronomy, and viewers need not have any previous experience in the subject to enjoy the event. The program is suitable for all ages.
Admission is free and seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. The 100-seat planetarium is located in the north wing of Samford’s Sciencenter.
Groups are invited to call 726-4139 to schedule a special showing.