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Astronomy Day at the State Museum

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Date(s) - 04/21/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

South Carolina State Museum


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The State Museum will be partnering with local community organizations to increase awareness and appreciation for both our world and our universe with a special day of cosmically cool fun!

  • Science and astronomy related demonstrations featuring guest educators from Francis Marion University’s Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, the University of South Carolina Society of Physics Students and Richland Library.
  • Hands-on science activities (rocket launching!) with State Museum educators.
  • See the NEW full-dome planetarium experienceBlack Holes.
  • Get a sneak-peek of the upcoming Lyrid meteor shower with a special Live Sky Tour in the planetarium.
  • Visit the State Museum’s Boeing Observatory for up-close look at the Sun. Please note: Solar observing is dependant on clear skies.
  • Explore The Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy. This world-class collection includes American made telescopes and astronomical equipment dating back to 1730.

Plus, guests will be able to enter a drawing to win a telescope from Explor.