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Boeing Observatory Teacher Workshop


Boeing Observatory Professional Development 2017

Wed., Nov 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join the State Museum and Boeing Observatory for a fun, FREE, astronomy professional learning experience for 1st, 4th and 8th-grade educators! High school Astronomy, Physics, and Earth Science educators are welcome as well. You’ll experience:

  • Standards-based astronomy classroom activities

  • Boeing Observatory distance learning experiences and how to use them in your classroom

  • Fun astronomy/STEAM teaching strategies

  • South Carolina State Museum on-site astronomy field trip opportunities

  • Evening observing and imaging of spectacular night sky objects in the observatory’s 1926 12 3/8-inch Alvan Clark telescope (weather permitting)

Lunch and a light dinner are provided by the museum. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the South Carolina Science Council conference.

Workshop participants are expected to conduct at least one Boeing Observatory distance learning experience in their classrooms during the 2017-2018 school year.


All participants will receive a certificate documenting their attendance for 10 hours of instruction.

How Do I Register?

Simply fill out the form below and observatory staff will be in touch with you within 48 hours. Registration is first come, first served, and each workshop is limited to 15 participants. The South Carolina State Museum reserves the right to prioritize registrations to 1st, 4th, and 8th grade teachers, and high school teachers who teach astronomy. The registration deadline is November 1, 2017.