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Boeing Observatory Teacher Workshop


Boeing Observatory Professional Development Workshop

Join the State Museum and Boeing Observatory for a fun, FREE, astronomy professional learning opportunity for 1st, 4th, and 8th-grade educators! High school Astronomy, Physics, and Earth Science educators are welcome as well. Teachers representing other subjects and grade levels are welcome to apply and are selected on a case-by-case basis. 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

  • A live night sky tour in the SCSM planetarium

  • Evening viewing of Jupiter through the museum’s 1926 12 3/8-inch Alvan Clark telescope (weather permitting)

Snacks and a light dinner will be provided. Workshop participants are expected to conduct at least one Boeing Observatory distance learning experience in their classrooms during the 2019-2020 school year.

Questions? Email Observatory Manager Matthew Whitehouse at

Dates and Times

Workshops are 2:00 – 10 p.m.

Available Summer dates:
Fri., June 14 – This Workshop is FULL
Thurs., June 27


All participants will receive 8 renewal credits through the South Carolina State Department of Education.

How Do I Register?

Simply fill out the form below and observatory staff will be in touch with you by email. 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.