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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 10 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.

Observatory Viewing Update For Tues., June 11

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


8:35 p.m.


Current National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a 30% chance of rain.

What to See

Moon, Arcturus, Globular Cluster M3, Globular Cluster M13, Jupiter

Viewing Notes

Please note: in the event of poor viewing conditions, Boeing Observatory staff will have hands-on activities available for guests to enjoy.

  • Jupiter will be visible in a small telescope on the observing terrace starting at around 9:30pm.

  • Arcturus is a red giant star in the constellation Bootes.

  • Globular Cluster M3 is a cluster of about 500,000 stars located about 34,000 light years from Earth.