Star of Wonder

O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to thy Perfect Light. -
“We Three Kings”


During winter months, the dark, clear skies invite us to look toward the stars. With the coming of the Christmas season, we often wonder about one star in particular.


More than 2100 years ago, a child was born in Bethlehem of Judea, and we are told that his birth was accompanied by the appearance of an unusual star in the heavens. This peculiar star is said to have signaled a series of events that ultimately resulted in one of the most profound changes to the thinking of Mankind the world has ever known.


What was it? Why was it interpreted the way it was? Come learn of possible explanations for the Christmas star in Star of Wonder.


Star of Wonder runs from Friday, November 28, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, alternating with Tonight’s Sky.