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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.

Observatory Viewing Update For Tues., Feb. 12

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


6:05 p.m.


Current National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

What to See

Moon, Uranus, Orion Nebula

Viewing Notes

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

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