Mid-South Stargaze and Astronomy Conference - French Camp, Mississippi

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French Camp, Mississippi
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Wednesday April 22, 2020 - Saturday April 25, 2020

Rainwater Observatory has made the decision to cancel Star Gaze this year in an effort to comply with safety precautions.

This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from around the country and is held under one of the few remaining dark skies in the southeastern United States and just off the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway near the village of French Camp, Mississippi.

This year we have an exciting conference lined up with fun, fellowship, sightseeing, telescope observing and imaging with fascinating presentations by professional astronomers and others such as galaxy researcher, Dr. William Keel from the University of Alabama, astrophotographer and retired "Hurricane Hunter" Jon Talbot, Ph.D., engineer, astrophotographer, and astronomy ambassador for the NSF/Associated Universities Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program and the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador programs, Rob Pettengill, NASA recognized retired teacher-lecturer-astrophotographer and A.L.PO. Lunar Recorder, Dave Teske, physical science/descriptive astronomy instructor at Mississippi State University, Bob Swanson and much more!

Rainwater is home to one of the largest collections of powerful telescopes in the southeast. We have some new exciting indoor exhibits and beautiful custom built exhibit cases with an impressive new meteorite collection. The collection contains objects such as a Mars meteorite, a large shatter cone, tektites and a piece of the Chelyabinsk meteorite that hit Russia in 2013! In addition, we have exhibits featuring an impressive collection of rocks, minerals, asteroid models, space art exhibit and other astronomy related displays. We also have a large camping area with a pavilion, picnic tables, amphitheater, men's and women's showers and bathrooms, WIFI access, all new electrical outlets on the hill and camp area, 14 bed air conditioned bunk house, four new grills and five campfire pit areas with surround seating as well as other camping areas around the observatory hill. There is a Bed and Breakfast, Council House Cafe, Lodge, Memphis Guest House and other additional lodging located within a mile of the observatory.

Mid-South Stargaze and Astronomy Conference - French Camp, Mississippi

Registration Details and additional information available at: www.rainwaterobservatory.org

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