Samford Planetarium to Show 'Star of Bethlehem'
Posted on 2002-11-22 by Mary Wimberley (205) 726-2922
The Samford University planetarium will host a multimedia video production,
"Star of Bethlehem," at 7:30 p.m. on five Tuesday and Thursday nights
in December. The public is invited free of charge. The production examines possible
scientific explanations for the star of Bethlehem, including a bolide meteor
or comet, a planetary conjunction or individual planet, a nova or supernova.
The presentation will include a brief introductory lecture by planetarium director
George Atchley, who says that people do not need an astronomy background to
find the presentation entertaining and educational. The 100-seat planetarium,
which features a 200-degree wraparound screen, is located in the north wing
of Samford's Sciencenter. Groups of 10 or more are requested to call in advance.
For information, call 726-4139. Dates for the showing are Dec. 5, 10, 12, 17