After a tough year of lockdowns and living through a global pandemic, many of us are looking for a sign of hope. And on December 21st, the world may get just the sign they are looking for in the night skies when Jupiter and Saturn come together to form The Christmas Star. Newt’s guest is Dr. Henry Throop, Program Scientist at NASA.
Guest: Dr. Henry Throop, NASA
The Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Christmas Star 2020 | What you’ll really see on December 21 – WFMY News
Will Jupiter and Saturn appear as a ‘Christmas star’ in 2020? – EarthSky
Is the Rare ‘Christmas Star’ Visible This December the Star of Bethlehem? – Catholic News Agency
The ‘Great’ Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn – NASA
Persia Planispheric Astrolabe – Smithsonian National Museum of American History