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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.

Obervatory Viewing Upadate For Tues., April 24

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


8:02 p.m.


Current National Weather Service forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers.

What to See

Moon, Eskimo Nebula, Globular Cluster M3

Viewing Notes

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

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