Rainwater Observatory

NAME

Rainwater Observatory

ADDRESS

1 Fine Place
French Camp, MS
French Camp
Mississippi 39745 USA

CONTACT

James Hill

PHONE

662-547-6377

EMAIL

jhill@rainwaterobservatory.org

URL

http://raonwaterobservatory.org

NUMBER OF MEMBERS

OTHER INFORMATION

Rainwater Observatory is both an educational and research facility. It is located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway in central Mississippi. We sponsor the Mid-South Star Gaze each April.

Educationally, over 200 programs are presented both on and off site per year for a variety of groups. Several workshops for teachers and a college credit "Astronomy for Teachers" summer course are presented each year. Telescopes include 20 and 32" Dobsonians, 3 12-14" Schmidt Cassegrains, 3 6" refractors.

Research is performed with the .65m Sangre Ritchey-Cassegrain. The observartory is affiliated with the Los Cumbres Global Telescope Network, a worldwide consortium of moderate sized telescopes. The Sangre telescope is equiped with CCD camera, spectrocsope, video, and visual ports.

Visiting observers are welcome to submit observing proposals