Meridian Community College be offering a free public program titled “The Secrets of Orion!”. This presentation will be given on Tuesday, February 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. in McCain Theater. Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, Mississippi, will be the presenter.
The entire MCC community is invited to attend. The lecture is underwritten by the Mississippi NASA Space Grant Consortium and Meridian Community College.
“The Secrets of Orion!” explores one of the most beautiful and recognizable constellations in the winter night sky. Filled with mystery, legend, 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 us on a journey through this majestic constellation and reveal some of the most breathtaking imagery and astounding discoveries ever recorded in human history!
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. 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 has been featured on the main KEPLER website of NASA’s AMES RESEARCH CENTER.