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Solar Eclipse 2017 – Education

2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Columbia, South Carolina

Boeing Observatory Additional Resources

The Boeing Observatory at the State Museum offers a variety of on-site and distance learning opportunities for school groups.

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Solar Eclipse 2017 Educational Resources

Boeing Observatory Eclipse Distance Learning Experience

The Boeing Observatory at the SC State Museum is excited to offer a NEW distance learning experience to get you and your students ready for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse! In this free 30-minute class led by SCSM observatory educators, you’ll learn:

  • Eclipse visibility and times for your school’s location

  • Safe eclipse viewing techniques

  • Evening observing opportunities in the Boeing Observatory

  • What’s actually going to happen during the eclipse (and it’s going to be spectacular!)

  • Plus, you will recieve a copy of our training presentation to keep as a resource for eclipse day

The observatory offers this program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and will customize times to work with class schedules. You’ll need a device (iPad or computer) to communicate with our educators over Skype, FaceTime, or Google+ Hangouts.

Even though the eclipse is next school year, it’s important to begin training now. Don’t wait to schedule your eclipse distance learning experience! Simply contact our observatory staff at and we’ll work with you on arranging a date and time.