Kim Jong-il? No, he's dead.

BEL's The Planets, Stars and the Bible* Socialism, Communism, and the Star: as discussed on our previous program (after mentioning the death of another communist dictator) Bob talked about today's planetarium show in Boulder, Colorado on the Star of Bethlehem!

From Yesterday's Show Summary on CU's Fiske Planetarium's Show on Christ's Birth: The University of Colorado's planetarium presents annually a live program, The Astronomical Star of Bethlehem, by amateur astronomer Gil Buller. From the planetarium's website, "This exciting program examines the sky at the time of the birth of Christ to see which astronomical phenomenon may have been the Star of Bethlehem."

* Orbital Mechanics Help Identify the Star of Bethlehem: Using computer-generated images of the night sky in ancient Israel, this planetarium program does in great style what Bob Enyart's DVD does using more modest computer simulation software. Click to get Bob's classic DVD, The Planets, Stars, and The Bible. Gil Buller joined Bob Enyart yesterday in studio for this Christmas week's special episode of Real Science Radio.

Today’s Resource: Have you browsed through our Science Department in our online store? Check out especially Walt Brown’s In the Beginning!