Solar system encounters

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this season called,” IMPACT: SOLAR SYSTEM ENCOUNTERS “. This presentation will be given on Friday, September 14 starting at 7 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater Observatory.

This unique and fascinating presentation explores one of the most important processes that has shaped objects in our solar system – impacts and crater formation. Asteroid and comet impacts have not only left massive craters on the Moon and other solar system bodies, but have dramatically affected life on Earth. The program is geared for a general audience and filled with spectacular solar system impact imagery and information!

Edwin 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. A few of his credits include Scientific American, Federal Express World Headquarters and the world premiere of Titanic: The Exhibition. 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 Rainwater’s collection of powerful telescopes including the largest in Mississippi. 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 MS Highway 413 near the village of French Camp in Mississippi.

For more information visit Rainwater Observatory at: www.rainwaterobservatory.org, call us at: 662-547-7283 or email us at: info@rainwaterobservatory.org. Sign up for our free e-newsletter on the homepage!