Published on November 16, 2016 by Olivia Odom  
Star of Bethlehem show dates
Star of Bethlehem show dates

Samford University’s Christenberry Planetarium will present its annual Star of Bethlehem shows Dec. 1–15. The five shows will explore the astronomical, biblical and historical evidence for various theories of the star.

In the midst of a busy and angry world, the planetarium hopes to offer a time for peaceful contemplation concerning the deeper meaning of life, and the opportunity to prepare mentally and spiritually for the Christmas season.

The public shows, to be offered at a variety of times and days to accommodate holiday schedules, require a $10 ticket available for purchase at A limited number of tickets might be available for purchase at the door, but planetarium seating is limited.

Star of Bethlehem Schedule

Dec. 1     8 p.m.
Dec. 6     4 p.m.
Dec. 8     8 p.m.
Dec. 13   10 p.m.
Dec. 15    8 p.m.

Follow Christenberry Planetarium at Samford University on Facebook and @Planetarium_SU on Twitter for updates, astronomy news, and future events and showings.

Olivia Odom is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Division of Marketing and Communication.

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.