July 24, 2014
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Former MH resident and NASA scientist to speak at 1st Christian Church

     As part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of First Christian Church in Mountain Home, the congregation and Senior Pastor Lewis Godby will welcome home former Mountain Home resident and church member, Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, who will speak at a special event Saturday evening at 7 at the church.   Wiseman, a 1983 graduate of Mountain Home High School, is a Senior Astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.   In addition to being the Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, she is the Director for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.   
     The public is invited to hear Wiseman's visual presentation entitled "Amazing Universe, Amazing Grace, Amazing God!"   The presentation is for everyone, not just those interested in science or astronomy, according to Wiseman who says attendees will be able to experience what astronomers are able to see in space through telescopes.
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     In 1987, while studying physics at MIT, Wiseman discovered a comet, the Wiseman-Skiff.   She says she believes these scientific discoveries in space not only offer inspiration but build faith.
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     Wiseman's parents, Bill and Fern Wiseman, were local business and community leaders who owned and operated Wiseman Clothing Store on the square in Mountain Home.   After graduating from Mountain Home High School Wiseman attended MIT where she earned a B.S. in physics and earned a Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard.   She currently resides near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, Mark who is also a scientist.

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