2016 schedule

Sun 11:00-11:30
Theatre 106

The Star of Bethlehem ... Fact, Fiction, Myth or Miracle

Ray Johnston

Star Dreaming Australia, Astronomical Association of Queensland

Did the Star of Bethlehem exist? If so, what was it? Was it a close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in 2BC? The conjunctions of 2015 and 2016 have raised this speculation again and the presentation will search the biblical and historical records, confusing as they may be, in an endeavour to make some determination. Myriad possibilities have been put forward and comparisons will be made between some of the competing theories.