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Observatory Viewing Update

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The Boeing Observatory at the SC State Museum is open every Tuesday night, during Second Shift Twosdays, until 8 p.m. Observatory access is included with museum general admission, which is 2 for $10 and free for museum members during Second Shift Twosday nights.

This page will be updated each Tuesday with the expected viewing forecast for that evening.

Obervatory Viewing Upadate For Tues., Feb. 20

Weather conditions can change quickly, so make sure to follow @SCSMObservatory on Twitter for updates.


6:12 p.m.


Current National Weather Service forecast calls for cloudy skies.

What to See

Moon, Orion Nebula, Eskimo Nebula

Viewing Notes

  • The Eskimo Nebula is the remains of a Sun-like star and is located 5,000 light years from Earth.

  • The Orion Nebula is a cloud of dust and gas where new stars are forming. It is located approximately 1,300 light years from Earth.