Dr. Jose Mena-Werth
The Christmas Star,a show of the skies at the time of Jesus’ birth, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and again at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, in the planetarium, which is located downstairs in Bruner Hall of Science.
“A planetarium is a space and time machine,” said Dr. Mena-Werth, associate professor of physics and physical science. “We will use the planetarium to turn the clock back 2000 years. Then we will move from Kearney to Bethlehem.
“Using clues in the gospels, we will explore those ancient skies for the best candidates for the Christmas Star,” he said. “The search for the Christmas Star is an astronomical detective story.” The 45-minute show, which is free and open to the public, is appropriate for all ages.
Although there is no charge, nonperishable food items will be collected for the Kearney Jubilee Center. On-campus parking without a permit is available for those who attend.