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The Christmas Star

Many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem. Could the star have been an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event?

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Type: Feature show
Genre: Documentary
Release date: July 2021

Directed by: Dayna Thompson

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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 are discussed.

A fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.

Show Credits:
Narrated by Stan Sollars
Written by Ron Kaitchuck
Produced & Edited by Dayna Thompson
Music by Striking Violet
Illustrations by Rachel Williamson
Produced and Rendered using SkyExplorer by RSA Cosmos
The Ancient Sun by ESO/T. Matsopoulos
Chinese Starmap by T. Matsopoulos
Vampire Star by ESO
Jupiter & Saturn Images by NASA/JPL/USGS & The Hubble Heritage Team
Gospel of Matthew courtesy of Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania

Distributors

You can get this show from:
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Ball State University

Show details

Shorter version runtime : not available
Full version runtime: 23 minutes
Suitable for: General audience
Target audience: Adults
License: Traditional license
Resource & materials: Poster

Technical specifications

Video format: Fulldome
Resolution: 4K
Frame rate: 30 fps
Show orientation: Unidirectional
Stereo 3D: None
Production technologies: CG
Audio format: 5.1
Languages: English

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