Journey back in time to see the night sky 2000 years ago. What was it that brought the Magi from the East to a little town in palestine? Who were the wise men? Were there just three? Did they come from Persia, Babylon or Ethiopia? Did they follow a visible star to Jerusalem? Was Jesus born 2005 years ago? Is December 25th his real birthday?
Star of Bethlehem takes you to the time of mystery, in a planetarium show produced by the Houston Museum of Natural Science that answers these questions and more, as audiences search for a celestial object that could have led the wise men to the Christ child. A planet was called a “wandering star.” A meteor was a “shooting star.” And a comet was a “hairy star” because its tail looked like a beard. These are all candidates in our search. See the new research of a triple conjunction that may have been the sign in the East of the new Messiah.
Original score by Shai Fishman. Music arranged and performed by Shai Fishman.
DVD for personal or classroom use
Portable planetarium license
2K frames or movie
3K frames or movie
For portable domes, there are many formats available (fisheye to truncated fisheye to prewarped for playback in a mirror or fisheye projection system) – all at the same pricing. We will contact you for the appropriate format before sending the show. 1920×1920 systems must use the 2K rate.
general audiences, Years 4+