Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Star of Bethlehem: Mystery, History and Science by Carolyn Sumners

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

06:00 PM

Learn the science behind the Star of Bethlehem-- star, planet, comet or miracle? Explore the leading theories of the heavenly light that might have guided the wise men from the east to Bethlehem. Using the new Tru-8K system's star Field simulator, Dr. Carolyn Sumners will recreate the night sky at the date and time of Christ's birth to see what the wise men could have seen and to discover if the Star of Bethlehem was a celestial event or a miracle. Includes showing of Mystery of the Christmas Star.

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