DISCOVERY DOME SHOW
STAR OF BETHLEHEM

Journey back in time to see the night sky 2000 years ago. What was it that brought the Magi from the East to a little town in palestine? Who were the wise men? Were there just three? Did they come from Persia, Babylon or Ethiopia? Did they follow a visible star to Jerusalem? Was Jesus born 2005 years ago? Is December 25th his real birthday?

Star of Bethlehem takes you to the time of mystery, in a planetarium show produced by the Houston Museum of Natural Science that answers these questions and more, as audiences search for a celestial object that could have led the wise men to the Christ child. A planet was called a "wandering star." A meteor was a "shooting star." And a comet was a "hairy star" because its tail looked like a beard. These are all candidates in our search. See the new research of a triple conjunction that may have been the sign in the East of the new Messiah.

Original score by Shai Fishman. Music arranged and performed by Shai Fishman. Fish-i Inc.

TOPIC
AUDIENCE
LENGTH

history, astronomy

general audiences, grades 3+

21 min

LANGUAGES

English

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