The Day of the Sun's Return, The Winter Solstice
solstice, the dreariest day with the shortest day light and
longest night of the year, our ancestors celebrated the beginning of
the return of the Sun to the higher heavens. The planetarium show
will explore the astronomical events associated with the first day
of winter and will demonstrate how the position of the solstice with
respect to the fixed stars has changed over the millennium. The
patch of the sky in which the modern solstice occurs contains the
galactic center and the delightfully beautiful Triffid nebulae.
These places and objects are visible to modern stargazers through
long exposure photography with large telescopes. The planetarium
celebration of the winter solstice will include the presentation of
spectacular slides of the region. PowerPoint
used on December 21. 2011, WinterSolstice
If any one asks about the Star
of Bethlehem I will answer the question. I am a
Christian, and a Baptist, and a current Sunday School Teacher
of adults; and I have been a deacon in two different Baptist
churches including the First
Baptist Church of Silver Spring where my wife is web manager.
Some interesting solstice Links:
Web page by Dr. Harold Alden Williams.
Last changed 9:47AM December 22, 2011.