From press reports
Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for the Christmas season called “The Christmas Star”. This program will be presented on Friday, December 13, 2013, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater Observatory.
“The Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem” has been debated among scientists and theologians for centuries. Was it a comet, supernova, planetary conjunction, a biblical allegory or totally supernatural event that announced the birth of Jesus Christ? Edwin will lead us on an exciting and informative journey and help us discover more about this incredible celestial event using the latest biblical as well as scientific research.
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. His work is now featured on the main KEPLER website of NASA’s AMES RESEARCH CENTER. You can see some of his work at: www.edwinfaughn.com or www.rainwaterobservatory.org
After the presentation, weather permitting, an observing session will be held using Rainwater’s collection of 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. Come early and enjoy Steak Night at the Council House Café, another support ministry of French Camp Academy.
For more information contact Edwin Faughn at Rainwater Observatory: 662-547-7283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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