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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 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

  • 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 2018-2019 school year.

Questions? Email Observatory Manager Matthew Whitehouse at

Dates and Times

Workshops are 2:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Available Summer dates:
Thurs., June 14
Mon., June 18
Thurs., June 28


All participants will receive a certificate documenting their attendance for 8 hours of instruction.

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. The registration deadline is June 1, 2018.