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November 6, 2012

Lecture at MCC to explore ‘Christmas Star’

MERIDIAN —     The Christmas Star or Star of Bethlehem has been debated among scientists and theologians for centuries.

    Was it a comet, supernova, planetary conjunction or a totally supernatural event that announced the birth of Jesus Christ?

    Today at 6 p.m. Meridian Community College and the Mississippi NASA Space Grant Consortium are presenting the lecture, The Christmas Star, by Edwin Faughn of Rainwater Observatory of French Camp. The lecture will be held in McCain Theater. Admission is free.

    Faughn, director of the observatory, will lead the informative journey and help the audience to discover more about this celestial event using the latest biblical as well as scientific research.

    He is also an artist and lecturer specializing in space sciences who has given hundreds of presentations to diverse groups including universities, museums, science centers, schools, churches 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.

    For more information about the lecture, contact Dr. Angie Carraway, MCC chemistry instructor, at (601) 484-8660.

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