Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free public program for this season called “SATURN: The Ringed Giant!” This presentation will be given on Friday, June 13, 2014, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater Observatory.
“SATURN: The Ringed Giant!” explores one of the most beautiful and recognizable planets in the solar system. It is filled with mystery, legend and a wealth of scientific discovery and easily visible in the night sky. This informative presentation will take us on a journey through this majestic ringed planet and reveal some of the most breathtaking imagery and astounding discoveries ever recorded in human history. We will also be exploring the planets Jupiter and Mars which are also visible in the evening sky!
Edwin is also an artist and lecturer specializing in space sciences and has presented hundreds of programs to diverse audiences including but not limited to universities, museums, schools, churches, civic groups, scouts and various other organizations. His original artwork has been featured in and on the covers of 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.
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 beautiful 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.
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