2022 Schedule


January 14, 2022: Monthly Public Program

January 20, 2022: French Camp Elementary, French Camp, Mississippi

February 11, 2022: Monthly Public Program

February 12, 2022: First Methodist Church Group, Tupelo, Mississippi

February 17, 2022: Florida Boy's Sherriff's Ranch Association, Florida

March 11, 2022: Nettleton Intermediate School, Tupelo, Mississippi

March 11, 2022: Monthly Public Program

March 14, 2022: Kosciusko Rotary Club, Kosciusko, Mississippi

March 24, 2022: Private Group, Little Rock, Arkansas

March 25, 2022: Private Group, Jackson, Mississippi

March 25-26, 2022: Astronomy Group, Multiple States

March 26, 2022: First Presbyterian Group, Jackson, Mississippi

April 1-2: Daisy Girl Scout Group, Jackson, Mississippi

April 8, 2022: Monthly Public Program

April 9, 2022: Private Group, French Camp, Mississippi

April 14, 2022: Winona Rotary Club, Winona, Mississippi

April 20, 2022: Starkville Academy, Starkville. Mississippi

April 22-23, 2022: Scout Group, Oxford, Mississippi

April 27-30, 2022: Midsouth Star Gaze & Astronomy Conference, French Camp, Mississippi

May 2 & 3, 2022: Kosciusko Middle Elementary School, Kosciusko, Mississippi

May 4, 2022: Starkville Christian School, Starkville, Mississippi

May 9, 2022: CHEC Homeschool Group, Mississippi

May 11, 2022: French Camp Academy, Earth and Space Class, French Camp, Mississippi

May 13, 2022: Monthly Public Program

May 21-22, 2022: Scout Group, Tupelo, Mississippi

May 30 - June 3, 2022: Astronomy Group, Multiple States

June 8, 2022: Physics Summer Camp, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

June 9, 2022: First Baptist Church SS Class, Winona, Mississippi

June 10, 2022: Monthly Public Program

June 28, 2022: Webster County Library, Eupora, Mississippi

July 8, 2022: Monthly Public Program

July 14, 2022: Summer Reading Program, William A. Percy Library, Greenville, Mississippi

August 12, 2022: Monthly Public Program

August 26-27: Impact Homeschool Association, Madison, Mississippi

September 9, 2022: Monthly Public Program

September 21, 2022: FCA Girl's Dorm, French Camp, Mississippi

September 21-25, 2022: Astronomy Group, Multiple States

October 1, 2022: Scout Group, Florence, Mississippi

October 6, 2022: Prime Timers, Temple Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

October 8, 2022: Cub Scout Group, Jackson, Mississippi

October 14, 2022: Monthly Public Program

October 24-28, 2022: Astronomy Group, Multiple States

October 26, 2022: Rotary Club, Louisville, Mississippi

October 28-29, 2022: William Carey University, Astronomy Club, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

November 4-6, 2022: BSA Scout Group, Cordova, Tennessee

November 10, 2022: Starkville High School, Starkville, Mississippi

November 11, 2022: Monthly Public Program

November 11-13, 2022: Scout Group, Clinton, Mississippi

November 18-21, 2022: American Heritage Girls USA, 

December 9, 2022: Monthly Public Program

December 9-10, 2022: BSA Scout Group, Madison, Mississippi

December 13, 2022: Classical Conversations Home School Group, Hernando, Mississippi

December 17-18, 2022: Girl Scout Group, Picayune, Mississippi


  1. 2023 Schedule

January 13, 2023: Monthly Public Program

January 14, 2023: 4 County Electric Group, Columbus, Mississippi

January 18-19, 2023: First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

January 20-22, 2023: BSA Scout Group, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

February 10, 2023: Monthly Public Program

February 17, 2023: Home school Group, Starkville, Mississippi

March 10, 2023: Monthly Public Program

March 10, 2023: Webster County Schools, Mathison, Mississippi

April 14, 2023: Monthly Public Program

April 14, 2023: Christ Covenant School, Mississippi

May 12, 2023: Monthly Public Program

June 9, 2023: Monthly Public Program

July 14, 2023: Monthly Public Program

August 11, 2023: Monthly Public Program

September 8, 2023: Monthly Public Program

October 13, 2023: Monthly Public Program

November 10, 2023: Monthly Public Program

December 8, 2023: Monthly Public Program

Mid-South Stargaze

April 2023

Rainwater Observatory will be gearing up for its annual Mid-South Stargaze and Astronomy Conference coming up in April 19-22, 2023! This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from around the country. It is held under one of the darkest skies in the southeastern United States and just off the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway near the village of French Camp, Mississippi. Registration, lodging and other details will be available in the coming months.



Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free 4-County Electric Foundation “Exploring the Heavens” public program series! This month’s presentation is called, “The Christmas Star” and will be presented on Friday, December 9, 2022, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, director of Rainwater Observatory.


“The Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem” has been debated among scientists and theologians for centuries. Was it a comet, supernova, planetary conjunction, a biblical allegory or totally supernatural event that announced the birth of Jesus Christ? Edwin will lead us on an exciting and informative journey and help us discover more about this incredible celestial event using the latest biblical as well as scientific research.


Edwin is also an artist and lecturer specializing in space sciences and has presented hundreds of programs to diverse audiences including but not limited to universities, museums, schools, churches, civic groups, scouts, and various other organizations. His original artwork has been featured in and on the covers of international space science magazines, exhibitions and planetarium productions. A few of his credits include Scientific American, Federal Express World Headquarters, and the world premiere of Titanic: The Exhibition. He also served nearly 20 years as the art director for the Sharpe Planetarium of the Pink Palace Family of Museums in Memphis, Tennessee. His has also been featured on the main KEPLER website of NASA's Ames Research Center.


After the presentation, weather permitting, an observing session will be held using some of Rainwater’s collection of powerful telescopes. Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium is located one mile east of the Natchez Trace Parkway off MS Highway 413 near the village of French Camp in Mississippi. Come early and enjoy dinner at the Council House, another support ministry of French Camp Academy.


For more information on these and other programs visit Rainwater Observatory at:, call us at: 662-547-7283 or email us at: Sign up for our free e-newsletter on the homepage!



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