Virtual Program: The Christmas Star with Astronomer and Author Joe Rao
Monday, December 12
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hayden Planetarium Scientist and Former News 12 weather person Joe Rao has become a popular science presenter online. The Affable Astronomer projects the enthusiasm he holds for all things celestial, including possible science behind the Christmas Star.
Various timelines are brought together, mixing astronomical fact with stories from myth and history to arrive at plausible events that might hang a bright orb in the sky at the time of the 3 Wise Men’s journey. Joe follows the science, but he also allows for the possibility of the miraculous in this enjoyable holiday excursion.
Joe Rao is an esteemed astronomer who writes for Space.com, Sky & Telescope and Natural History Magazine. Mr. Rao is a regular contributor to the Farmers’ Almanac who serves as an associate lecturer for the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.
Presented with the Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, and Town of Pelham Public Libraries.