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What & When Was the Christmas Star?

Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:00PM - 4:00PM • Calendars: Special Lectures and Events

What & When Was the Christmas Star?

An astrophysics perspective presented by Prof. Grant Mathews

At this time in the Christian year, we are often reminded that the gospel of Matthew records a peculiar astronomical event that occurred at the birth of Christ.

  • What was this "Christmas Star": a comet, a nova, a super-nova, or a planet alignment?
  • Who were the "wise men from the East"?

Prof. Mathews will review this many astronomical postulates and describe recent evidence that points toward some new answers to the nature and time of appearance of this special event.

Followed by a special video presentation of "A Season of LIghts" by Lockness Productions

In the Digital Visualization Theater in Jordan Hall of Science

Open to the public, but seats are limited.

Questions? Contact Susan Baxmeyer at 631-6387.

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