ZANESVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A former astronomy teacher has proven the existence of the Christmas star using numerous NASA astronomy computer programs. During extensive research, Irene Baron surveyed 15 years of ancient skies. Comparing astronomy events with symbols and interpretations used by ancient sky watchers, the author discovered the Christmas star occurred directly over Bethlehem at Christ's birth in the year 4 A.D. The data has been released in the paperback book, Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery.
After verifying her astronomy discoveries with additional computer programs, Baron concluded the Christmas star was the last of ten significant celestial birth announcements that occurred just prior to the birth of Christ. The last event marked the geographical position for Christ's birthplace. Astronomers of 2,000 years ago thought all the brilliant objects in the sky were gods. Historical records illustrate the ancient sky watchers would have interpreted the sky events to mean the greatest God in the universe would be born on Earth. Each of the celestial events marked the importance of the new God as the other "star gods" bowed before Him.
The chapters include: Introduction, Biblical Records, Basic Astronomy, Ancient Symbolism, Christmas Star Events, The Wisemen, Computer Evidence, Computer Programs, Glossary, References, and Index. The author included basic astronomy and numerous illustrations to enable greater reader understanding. The book is written for readers twelve and older.
Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery is the reference and gift book for which Bible readers, teachers, and scholars have been waiting. It is a thorough, accurate, and spellbinding account of the Christmas star phenomena based on astronomy computer programs, Biblical passages, historical records, illustrations on ancient monuments, coins and legal seals dating back over 2,000 years. The facts have been written to form a clear and precise explanation of the Christmas star with associated background information.
"This is a significant historical discovery," said Irene Baron. "The motions of the stars and planets move in such mathematically precise patterns, with the right computer program, anyone can accurately discover their positions for a thousand or more years into the past or future."
Baron also commented: "The ancient astronomers would have been astounded to learn that over 2,000 years later we would know exactly what they had seen in their skies."
Unraveling The Christmas Star Mystery may be ordered on line from Amazon.com or from major booksellers. Additional information may be found at: www.irenebaron.com.
Book website: http://www.irenebaron.com/christmas_star_mystery/
Book cover PDF: http://www.irenebaron.com/book_cover_photos
Author photos JPG: http://www.irenebaron.com/photos_irene_baron/
Short & Long Bios: http://www.irenebaron.com/short__long_bio/
Q & A: http://www.irenebaron.com/q__a_unraveling_the_christmas_star_mystery/
Reader Quotes: http://www.irenebaron.com/quotes_about_books/
Land: 740-297-7523, Cell: 302-766-3800
This press release was issued through eReleases® Press Release Distribution. For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.
SOURCE Irene Baron