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ASTROBLOG: One Year Away From a Total Eclipse of the Sun

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Astronomy | Comments Off on ASTROBLOG: One Year Away From a Total Eclipse of the Sun

Did you know, on Mon. Aug. 21, 2017 Columbia, SC will be one of the best places to witness the Solar Eclipse of 2017?! As 2017 Solar Eclipse Headquarters for South Carolina, the State Museum is already hard at work planning exciting events, programs, solar and night-sky viewing opportunities and more.

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ASTROBLOG: 6 Exciting Upcoming Skywatching Opportunities!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Astronomy | Comments Off on ASTROBLOG: 6 Exciting Upcoming Skywatching Opportunities!

The best astronomy and skywatching events of the year are yet to come. Read on to discover what the rest of the year has in store!

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Dr. Ronald E. McNair: Eyes on the Stars

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Astronomy, History | Comments Off on Dr. Ronald E. McNair: Eyes on the Stars

In memory of the 30th anniversary of the Challenger Shuttle Disaster, learn more about SC astronaut Dr. Ronald E. McNair.

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A Girl’s First Glimpse of the Stars

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Astronomy, Planetarium | Comments Off on A Girl’s First Glimpse of the Stars

Adalissa couldn’t see the stars until her mother took her to the South Carolina State Museum planetarium, where Adalissa first discovered the universe above.

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ASTROBLOG: Winter (Solstice) is Coming

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Astronomy | Comments Off on ASTROBLOG: Winter (Solstice) is Coming

The holiday season is now in full swing, and we’re well on our way to the winter solstice on December 21 – the shortest day, and longest night – of the year.

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ASTROBLOG: A Trip to the Netherlands!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Astronomy, Education | Comments Off on ASTROBLOG: A Trip to the Netherlands!

Recently, SC State Museum Boeing Observatory Manager, Matthew Whitehouse, traveled to the Netherlands for a special conference on astronomy education. Learn more about his trip!

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