Notre Dame Stories: What was the Christmas Star?

Author: Andy Fuller

The Gospel account of St. Matthew includes a peculiar episode: Magi or wise men who followed a star to the place of Jesus’ birth. Grant Mathews, a Notre Dame astrophysicist, details the astronomical phenomenon he believes led them to Bethlehem. To learn more, visit www.nd.edu/stories/royal-beauty-bright/.


Notre Dame Stories highlights the work and knowledge of the University’s faculty and students. This podcast features interviews with Notre Dame faculty members who can lend insight into some of the major national and international stories of the day, as well as pieces that show the breadth of the life and research at the University.

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Originally published by Andy Fuller at news.nd.edu on December 20, 2019.