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Boeing Observatory Educational Experiences

The South Carolina State Museum is home to the Boeing Observatory featuring a 1926 Alvan Clark 12 3/8″ refracting telescope connected to state-of-the-art technology that gives students all over the state the ability to control the telescope and observe the night sky all from their classroom.

The Boeing Observatory offers a variety of on-site field trip experiences and distance learning programs for SC schools, as well as professional development opportunities for South Carolina Teachers.


Distance Learning Experience

The SCSM Observatory offers both daytime and evening virtual field trips! For more information, e-mail distancelearning@scmuseum.org and our observatory educators will coordinate a time that works for your school schedule. Observatory virtual field trips include live views of the Sun and night sky objects from our historic telescope.


On-Site Experiences

Click on the programs below to reveal descriptions and details.