The Christmas Star

The Christmas Star


Over the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet, or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions are discussed in this show from the Charles W. Brown Planetarium.


Suitable Audience: general audience, 4th grade and above

Approximate Running Time: 22 minutes

Main Themes: Christmas, star of Bethlehem, astronomical history