Rainwater Observatory presents a look at Space Weather

From press reports


Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, Mississippi will be offering a free public program for this summer season called “SPACE WEATHER”. This presentation will be given on Friday, August 9, 2013, starting at 7 p.m. by teacher and astronomer, David Teske. This fascinating, educational and entertaining program explores the mystery of our closest star, the Sun and its effect the Earth’s weather. He will also explore the summer stars and constellations as well as the spectacular upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower!


Dave Teske has won various teaching awards including teacher of the year from schools at the Air Force Association and has been recognized by NASA.  He now teaches high school science at Louisville High School and previously taught science at Noxapater and at Chastain Middle School in the APAC program in Jackson.  He has worked at the Alworth Planetarium in Duluth, Minnesota and the Davis Planetarium in Jackson and has been doing programs at Rainwater Observatory since 1990.  Dave has also taught Backyard Astronomy classes in Duluth, MN, Jackson, Plymouth Bluff, and Rainwater since 1986.


After the presentation, weather permitting, an observing session will be held using Rainwater’s collection of powerful telescopes including the largest in Mississippi. The planetarium can be used if the outdoor observing is clouded out. Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium is located one mile east of the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway off MS Highway 413 near the village of French Camp in Mississippi. Come early and enjoy Steak Night at the Council House Café, another support ministry of French Camp Academy.

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