For all the people back on earth…
20th December 2014

In 1968 the Apollo 8 mission went into lunar orbit and its crew witnessed earthrise on Christmas eve. The pictures they took were the first images of earth, to be seen by people from space. The very next day Bill Anders, Jim Lovell and Frank Borman made a live Christmas Broadcast from the craft, and […]

What was the light in the sky?
20th December 2014

by Dr Carol Davenport, Director of Think Physics, Northumbria University   After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship […]

The Stars and the Angels of Christmas
18th December 2014

‘The Star of Shieldfield’ featured in the ‘Conjunction exhibition at the Holy Biscuit By Dominic White The Star of Bethlehem is one of the most powerful images of Christmas. Indeed, the stars have always fascinated and awed people. Why? The uncertainty of life makes us anxious. We can change much on the earth: flatten hills, […]