Newt’s World – Episode 169: A Sign of Hope – The Christmas Star

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.


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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