Mystery of the Christmas Star

The Beazley Planetarium is offering one of our holiday planetarium shows to view in the comfort of your own home. We think it is in perfect timing along with the Dec. 21 planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. You can see first-hand what the Three Wisemen may have encountered on their quest to Bethlehem. Saturn & Jupiter Together Again – The Great Conjunction – Children’s Museum of Virginia.

 It is just like you may remember viewing in the dome! Mystery of the Christmas Star

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover which ancient star was the one the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. This modern retelling of the Christmas story also investigates possible dates for the birth of Christ and looks at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this important time in history. What signs in the sky could have been so intriguing as to cause the wise men to cross a desert in search of the newborn King?