The Star of Bethlehem at Lime Tree Observatory

The Star of Bethlehem at Lime Tree Observatory

Monday 18th December 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Lime Tree Observatory and Planetarium
Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DA

Enjoy a family-friendly Christmas-themed evening at the fantastic Lime Tree Observatory.

What was the Star of Bethlehem? A miracle? A good story? Or an account of a genuine astronomical event?

Join Astronomers from the Lime Tree Observatory for a presentation exploring the possibilities of what this most famous celestial phenomenon could have been.

The evening will include telescope observing time if the weather permits.

There will also be festive refreshments available too.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/12/2023


Event organiser

Lime Tree Observatory

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Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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