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Ron Weiss, Ph.D. Will Present "The Astronomical Mystery of the Star of Bethlehem" on Thursday, December 6 - 12/3/2012

On Thursday, December 6, at 6 p.m. in Marian Hall, Room 251, Ron Weiss, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology in the School of Mathematics and Sciences, will make a presentation entitled “The Astronomical Mystery of the Star of Bethlehem.”

nebula Scholars, theologians, astronomers, skeptics, and the faithful have debated for centuries whether the Star of Bethlehem is a legend created by the early church or a miracle that marked the advent of Jesus Christ. Such an object in the night sky would have been seen worldwide.

What did the Magi see that the rest of the world overlooked? Was it a comet, an asteroid, a planet, a meteor, a supernova, or a special celestial object created by God to announce the birth of His Son?
With a video and the help of computers, travel back in time for a fascinating fresh new look at the night sky in the Middle East at the time of Christ’s birth. See the sky that the Magi saw, and learn what they knew, and how they knew that this celestial object signaled the birth of Jesus Christ.
There is no charge to attend this event and all are invited.
“We saw His star in the East, and we have come to worship Him.” - Matthew 2:2