Houston Museum of Natural Science

Science of the Christmas Star with Dr. Carolyn Sumners

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 – Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

06:30 PM


In seeking a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus, Dr. Carolyn Sumners will tell the story of angels, shepherds, a plotting king--and outstanding spectacles in the heavens above.

Through archaeoastronomy, the possible dates for the birth of Christ will be examined. A historical investigation of recorded sightings of astronomical events during this timeframe will point us in the right direction. This lecture will include a screening of "Mystery of the Christmas Star."

Early Bird pricing available until 11/27, Regular price begins on 11/28



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