Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
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'Star of Bethlehem' talk set at Archbold


VENUS- What was the star of Bethlehem? Did the wise men in Matthew's Gospel have a supernatural guide or was it really a star? Can we use astronomy to pinpoint Jesus' true birthday?

Archbold Education Coordinator Dustin Angell has organized an hourlong presentation that explores current ideas about the nature of the Christmas Star Dec. 20.

After the talk, participants will go on a night hike with amateur astronomer Kye Ewing.

"I originally did this as a planetarium show each December when I lived in Syracuse, NY," said Angell in a news release. "The whole idea was to show the audience that they could use science to explore and deepen their faith. At Archbold, we can really enhance the experience by including a night hike under the real stars."

This free public event, intended for adults, takes place from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Learning Center at Archbold Biological Station.

Archbold Biological Station is eight miles south of Lake Placid at 123 Main Drive, Venus. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of S.R. 70 on Old S.R. 8. There are multiple locations listed for Archbold when using GPS. Please use the directions above to locate the Learning Center, the news release adds.

For information, go to or find them on Facebook. For more information call 863-465-2571 during business hours.


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