Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-12-02

A multimedia video presentation, "Star of Messiah," will be shown on five evenings during December at the Christenberry Planetarium in the Samford University Sciencenter.

Presentations will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15, 17, 19, 20 and 22. The 60-minute show addresses questions that historians and scientists have long pondered about the star that appeared in the east, as cited in the gospel of Matthew. It is appropriate for all ages.

Admission is free. Groups can reserve special showings at additional times. For information, call planetarium director George Atchley at (205) 726- 4139.

This year's show is new and different from presentations of the past few holiday seasons, notes Atchley.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.