The Christmas Star
Start: December 7, 2018 6:30 p.m.
End: December 7, 2018 7:15 p.m.
Location: Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Contact Details

Department of Physics and Astronomy
765-285-8860
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Over the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.

Program Information

  • Intended Audience: Ages 10+
  • Runtime: Approximately 45 minutes total

Planetarium Information

  • Planetarium shows are free of charge. We appreciate your support to make this possible.
  • No tickets or reservations are required for public planetarium shows, but plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis. We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before show time.
  • Food, drinks, gum or candy are not permitted in the planetarium.
  • Children 17 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cellphones and any electronics that emit light must be turned off at the start of all programs. Please refrain from wearing light-up shoes to any planetarium programs.
  • Please do not touch any of the planetarium equipment.
  • The planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, at 2000 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie.

For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.