The Burke Baker Planetarium offers new insight in the search for the legendary holiday star in The Star of Bethlehem. Who were the wise men? Were there just three? Did they come from Persia, Babylon or Ethiopia? Is December 25 Jesus’ real birthday?

Investigate the real story of the Christmas Star through recent discoveries in archaeoastronomy. Examine the night sky of 2000 years ago to look for clues to the nature of the celestial event that sparked one of history’s most famous journeys. Discover what this event might have been and how it could have guided the wise men to Jerusalem and on to Bethlehem.

Learn more: hmns.org/see_do/planetarium.asp

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