Rainwater Observatory in French Camp in Choctaw County will offer a 4-County Electric Foundation Series free public program called “The Secrets of Orion” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. The presenter is Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater Observatory.
“The Secrets of Orion” explores one of the most beautiful and recognizable constellations in the winter night sky. Filled with mystery, legend and a wealth of scientific discovery it has been recorded by many ancient cultures and is even mentioned in the Bible. This informative presentation will take participants on a journey through this majestic constellation and reveal some of the most breathtaking imagery and astounding discoveries ever recorded in human history.
Faughn is also an artist and lecturer specializing in space sciences and has presented hundreds of presentations to diverse groups including but not limited to universities, museums, science centers, schools, churches of most major denominations and other faith-based and civic organizations. His original artwork has been featured in and on the covers of numerous international space science magazines, exhibitions and planetarium productions. He also served nearly 20 years as the art director for the Sharpe Planetarium of the Pink Palace Family of Museums in Memphis, Tennessee.
After the presentation, weather permitting, an observing session will be held using some of Rainwater’s collection of powerful telescopes. The planetarium can be used if the outdoor observing is clouded out. Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium is located one mile east of the Natchez Trace Parkway off Mississippi Highway 413 near the village of French Camp.
For more information, contact Faughn at 662-547-7283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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