State-of-the-art public observatory offers daily solar observing opportunities and more
The historic 1926 Alvan Clark 12 3/8 inch refracting telescope is connected to state-of-the-art technology that gives students and educators all over the state the ability to control the telescope and observe the night sky all from their classroom. Since opening in 2014, the observatory has reached students across the state through on-site field trips, virtual learning, and outreach programs, as well as provided professional development opportunities for South Carolina Teachers.
The Observatory is open daily for solar observing (weather permitting) and evening viewing opportunities are also offered on select special dates by arrangement with the Observatory Manager.
Observatory entrance is included with museum general admission.
Questions? Contact Observatory Manager, Matthew Whitehouse by phone: 803.898.4918 or email: email@example.com
Public Observatory Times
Tues. – Sat: 12 to 5 p.m.
Sun: 1 to 5 p.m.
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