Tanner to lead astrophotography discussion alongside Mitchell Memorial Library exhibit

February 20, 2017


Contact: Sarah McCullough


STARKVILLE, Miss.—Angelle Tanner, Mississippi State assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will discuss astrophotography using the “Out of this World” exhibit currently on display at MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library.

The Thursday [Feb. 23] discussion will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Grisham Room and is free and open to all.


Tanner holds a bachelor’s degree in astronomy and physics from the University of Arizona, and master’s and doctoral degrees in astronomy from UCLA. She has been interested in finding habitable planets among outside solar systems since she was quite young. Her research focuses on multiple methods of extrasolar planet detection, including using radial velocities, astrometry and direct imaging. Tanner has been published in The Astrophysical Journal, The Astronomical Journal and Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.


The “Out of the World” 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.

“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.


For more on MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library, visit library.msstate.edu.

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