FRENCH CAMP, Miss. (AP) — Serious and amateur astronomers from all around the United States will be heading to the Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium in French Camp this week.

The Hattiesburg-American reports ( ) the Midsouth Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference meets Wednesday through Saturday.

The conference is held under one of the darkest skies in the southeast just off the Natchez Trace Parkway.

To register and make a reservation for food, on-site lodging or camping, call 662-547-9988 or email guestservices(at)

There is a $45 registration fee.


Information from: The Hattiesburg American,