Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2014-12-04

A multimedia presentation, “The Star of Bethlehem,” will be shown in Samford University’s Christenberry Planetarium at 8 p.m. on Dec. 4-6 and at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7. The public is invited free of charge.

The hour-long presentation will discuss possible theories related to the famous star using astronomical, historical and biblical evidence, according to planetarium director David Weigel. 

“The show will provide an introduction to the Christmas season through reflection on the true reason for the season,” said Weigel, adding that the 2014 version of the long-popular show includes some new elements that make it a fresh presentation.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show.  The 94-seat planetarium is wheelchair accessible and is located in Samford’s Propst Hall.

For information, contact Weigel at (205) 726-4139 or email He also invites conversation on social media: #GetExcitedSU.

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.