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02/22/2017

Starkville, Miss. – Dr. Angelle Tanner from Mississippi State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will discuss astrophotography using the “Out of the World’ exhibit currently on display at MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library on February 23rd.

The astrophotography discussion will be led by Dr. Angelle Tanner, Assistant Professor of Astrophysics. Dr. Tanner holds a B.S. of Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in Astronomy from UCLA, and a Ph.D. from UCLA. Dr. Tanner has been interested in finding habitable planets outside our solar system since she was quite young. Her research is focused on multiple methods of extrasolar planet detection including using radial velocities, astrometry and direct imaging. Dr. Tanner has been previously published in The Astrophysical Journal, The Astronomical Journal, and Publications of the Astronomical Society of Pacific.

Free to all, the exhibition in the third-floor John Grisham Room features images by renowned space science artist and educator Edwin Faughn, as well as astrophotographers Fred Howell, Bill Kennedy, Jon Talbot, David Teske and Stephen Winkler. Faughn’s work has been featured in various space science publications, as well as in national and international exhibitions. For more biographical information, visit www.edwinfaughn.com.

On Thursday, February 23rd, a 3:30pm discussion will be held in the Grisham Room. All are welcome to attend the discussion led by Dr. Tanner and view the ‘Out of this World’ exhibit on display.

“Out of this World” is on display 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For weekend hours visit http://lib.msstate.edu/news/2017/spaceart.php. Groups can arrange exhibit tours by calling 662-325-6634.

Additional exhibit information is available from Sarah McCullough, MSU Libraries coordinator of cultural heritage projects, at smccullough@library.msstate.edu.