Presentation: "What and When Was the Christmas Star?"


Location: 100 Jordan Hall, Digital Visualization Theater (View on

Christmas Star

Physicist Grant Mathews will share the astrophysical details about the well-documented Christmas Star. Was it a comet, a nova, a supernova, or a planet alignment? And who were the wise men from the East?

This event is free and open to the public, though it is ticketed. For tickets, please visit:

This is one of two showings. The other is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. 

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