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