december, 2020

20dec16:00The Riddle of the Star of BethlehemEen wonderlijke astronomische reis, door Prof dr Henny LamersWEBINAR


Invitation We hereby invite you to watch the lecture by Prof. Dr. Henny Lamers on the riddle of the Star of Bethlehem. There will also be images from the observatory’s telescope and recorded images of Jupiter and Saturn. Follow the live stream at If you have always wondered what is true of the story about the “Star of Bethlehem and the Three Kings” then you can go next Sunday 20 Dec at 4 pm watch on YouTube and listen to my story for the Volkksterrenwacht in Oudenbosch: “The star of Bethlehem: facts and fiction”. In it I explain what is really in the Bible, and how the story has changed over time and why. How did we get the story of the three kings? Who were they? Where are they from and how could they find the stall in Bethlehem? Why are there an ox and a donkey in a nativity scene at the manger? And what was that star really? Maybe it was a comet, or something else? What do the astronomers say about that? And finally, when was Jesus actually born?

I also show how the Christmas story has been depicted in art over the centuries.

(The lecture was planned in the basilica of Oudenbosch, with a Christmas market around it, but because of corona it is broadcast from the former Jesuit monastery with the observatory there.)

Kind regards

Henny Lamers


(Zondag) 16:00



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