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Boeing Observatory Educational Experiences

The South Carolina State Museum is home to the Boeing Observatory featuring a 1926 Alvan Clark 12 3/8″ refracting telescope connected to state-of-the-art technology that gives students all over the state the ability to control the telescope and observe the night sky all from their classroom.

The Boeing Observatory offers a variety of on-site field trip experiences and distance learning programs for SC schools, as well as professional development opportunities for South Carolina Teachers.

On-Site Experiences

Click on the programs below to reveal descriptions and details.


Observatory Outreach Experiences – NEW!

The Boeing Observatory is happy to announce its new observatory outreach program. We can now send telescopes and trained astronomers directly to your school for FREE! Check out the programs below for more information.


Distance Learning Experience


Professional Development for Educators