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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., Nov. 21

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


5:17 p.m.


Current National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a 20% chance of rain.

What to See

Albireo, Globular Cluster M15, Andromeda Galaxy, Uranus, Neptune

Viewing Notes

  • Albireo is a beautiful example of a double star. One star is blue and the other is reddish-gold.

  • The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules is a cluster of about 300,000 stars located about 2,500 light years from Earth.

  • The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest large galaxy to us. It is slightly larger than our Milky Way Galaxy and is located approximately 2.5 million light years from Earth.