Dr. Mike Molnar
Author - Astronomer, Historian, and Violin Maker
Enrichment Lecturer - TV & Radio Guest
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Radio Interview Testimonials
How can a coin lead a man to an ancient mystery? Surely this is the stuff of Indiana Jones! In fact it is reality and with a Doctor in Astrophysics and a well honed sleuthing ability Dr. Mike Molnar did just this as he discovered "What led the Wise Men to Bethlehem". A fascinating mix of science, history and though provoking ideas! I loved it and so did my nighttime radio audience! Dr. Molnar is a charming and entreating guest!
- Jon Lewis, 6PR Announcer, Radio 882AM, Perth Western Australia, (No. 1 for the last 3 years)
Michael Molnar's book, The Star of Bethlehem, is not only intriguing as a human adventure, it is a classic but popular study of religious history, altered by current archeological, theological, and astronomical studies.
Using astronomy and ancient astrology, Molnar has uncovered a beautiful and exciting adventure, taking the average reader into the biblical past. Finding as he admits, unexpected confirmation of an astrogically identifiable 'great star', even Molnar himself, was shocked by what he discovered. Find out why history may be rewritten because of The Star of Bethlehem. I did, and so did the Zoh Show audience.
- Zoh M. Hieronimus, Host of the Zoh Show
Michael R. Molnar is an astronomer, educator, and programmer with a long history in academe and industry. He received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Wisconsin in 1971 and went on to do pioneering research in the field of magnetic stars using satellite observations.
Dr. Molnar served on the research teams for several space missions such as the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory-2 (1971) and Mariner 9 Mars Orbiter (1973). He has lectured and conducted research at the University of Colorado, The University of Toledo, and Rutgers University. Dr. Molnar has a diverse background in industry where he developed spectrometer and fiber optic systems, and managed various computer system projects.
His research into astronomical symbols on ancient Greek and Roman coins has received international attention with his explanation of the Christmas Star. Reviews of his scholarly book, “The Star of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi” (Rutgers 1999) have been outstanding. Dr. Molnar’s interviews about the Star of Bethlehem are featured each Christmas around the world on international television and radio programs. He has made television appearances on the BBC, Discovery Channel, CNN, PBS, CBS, and the History Channel. He also contributes articles about ancient coins and the history of astronomy to popular magazines. He has presented talks at Harvard University, the US Coast Guard Academy, NASA Headquarters at Greenbelt, MD, and other esteened instuitions.
Currently, Dr. Molnar makes superb violins for competitions that are valued by collectors and players.
He continues doing a vigorous lecture circuit and interview sessions.
Contact him for your engagement. Note: Ask early for Christmas appearances.
Questions about this work and speaking engagements can be sent to:Michael R. Molnar
3 Stoningham Drive
Warren, NJ 07059
Email: molnar "at" eclipse.net