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Ever since Jesus was born, people have been pondering on the identity of the Christmas Star that led the Wise Men to the newborn baby. Two things are certain: the first is that the star was clearly not a usual or previously known star; the second is that it all depends on when the birth took place. Studying the stars might tell us that the millennium of Jesus’ birth is some way from the year 2000…

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This event was on Wed, 14 Dec 1994


Professor Heather Couper

Professor of Astronomy

Heather Couper was the Gresham Professor of Astronomy between 1993 and 1996.

After studying Astrophysics at Oxford University, Professor Couper ran the Greenwich Planetarium, and...

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