Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium is an educational ministry of French Camp Academy.


Our unique facility offers a one-of-a-kind window into the splendor of the heavens that few can offer. We provide astronomy-related programming designed for a variety of different groups and organizations. In a typical year, as many as 200 groups visit and utilize our facilities. Click here to learn more.

Educational PROGRAMMING & Exhibits 

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Midsouth star gaze

Rainwater Observatory is gearing up for its annual Midsouth Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference on April 11-14, 2018! 

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Online giving to Rainwater Observatory is very simple…and greatly appreciated! You can get started by clicking on the Donate button below. To designate your gift to Rainwater Observatory, choose “Rainwater” from the drop-down menu under “Categories and Funds” before submitting your donation.

"Edwin Faughn is, to my mind, the persona of wisdom; knowledge tempered with humility. His presentations combine science and imagination, visually captivating and inspiring the audience. He has the ability to blend traditional and contemporary digital media while explaining complex data on the 'common man' level. I have seen Mr. Faughn present and discuss his work to a mixed crowd comprised of five-year-olds to Senior adults. The response was one of amazement."
Michael R. Carter, High Point University, NC

Clear Sky Clock

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GEOS-8 Infared Image Map

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