Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-12-02

A multimedia video presentation, "Star of Messiah," will be shown on five evenings during December at the Christenberry Planetarium in the Samford University Sciencenter.

Presentations will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15, 17, 19, 20 and 22. The 60-minute show addresses questions that historians and scientists have long pondered about the star that appeared in the east, as cited in the gospel of Matthew. It is appropriate for all ages.

Admission is free. Groups can reserve special showings at additional times. For information, call planetarium director George Atchley at (205) 726- 4139.

This year's show is new and different from presentations of the past few holiday seasons, notes Atchley.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.