Faughn to present ‘Secrets of Orion’ at ICC. Nov. 15

Date(s) - 11/15/2012
6:00 pm

Itawamba Community College


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Edwin Faughn, director of the Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, will present “The Secrets of Orion” during a Backyard Astronomy session at 6 p.m., Nov. 15, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Itawamba Community College Fulton Campus.

“The Secrets of Orion” explores one of the most beautiful and recognizable constellations in the winter night sky, said Bob Swanson, astronomy and natural science instructor. Filled with mystery, legend and wealth of scientific discovery, it has been recorded by many ancient cultures and is mentioned in the Bible.

“This informative and live PowerPoint presentation will take us on a journey through this majestic constellation and reveal some of the most breath-taking imagery and astounding discoveries ever recorded in human history,” Swanson said.

Faughn is an astronomer as well as a space artist.

Weather permitting, attendees will be able to enjoy the wonders of the night sky through telescopes during a stargazing event immediately after the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Swanson at (662) 862-8370.