Exploring spring stars at Rainwater Observatory

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free public program for this season called “EXPLORING SPRING STARS!” This presentation will be given on Friday, April 11, 2014, starting at 7:00 p.m. by teacher and astronomer, David Teske. This fascinating, educational and entertaining presentation explores the beauty, science and mythology of the spring stars and constellations.

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 some of Rainwater’s collection of 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 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 contact Rainwater Observatory: 662-547-7283 or info@rainwaterobservatory.org.

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