Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a transcript of astronomy Professor Karlis Kaufmanis's famous lecture on the Star of Bethlehem?

Answer:

The Star of Bethlehem talk was printed in the Astronomy department's newsletter Vol 18 Fall 2003/2004 and available online.

A shortened version of the Star of Bethlehem lecture and was published in a book of children's Christmas stories:

  • Christmas: An American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art - Vol. 43
    Library Location: TC Wilson Library Folio BV45 .C55 v.43 1973



An audio record of Kaufmanis delivering his lecture is available from the University of Minnesota Archives. Listen to the lecture in our UMedia Archive. The Archives also has a short video clip of Dr. Kaufmanis's appearance on "Good Morning America" in 1977 describing his talk (University Archives Film 707).


The University put together this short essay on the life and career of Professor Kaufmanis.

 

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