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1/24/2017 Other
Field trip to Roper Mountain Science Center

More than stars

Star parties and an newly renovated planetarium await you. Friday nights feature two planetarium shows and a chance to look through the telescope. The renovations to the planetarium will be finished by February, 2017 and will make this a state-of-the-art facility featuring 4K projections to over 170 seats, making it the largest planetarium in the state. You’ll find more than astronomy here, like shows on the human body and geology in this IMAX-like theater.


2nd Saturdays is a series that engages the public in activites for fun and learning. Don't miss the Butterfly Adventure, the Blueberry Festival or Maker Day. https://www.ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=secondsaturday

Eclipse 2017

This is where you will want to be in Greenville for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. It is an event that happens once every 200 years in one location. There are events planned all weekend long including planetarium shows, hands on activities and different view stations the day of the event.


STEM Learning

This place is where you want to bring your junior scientists. There's a STEM center, a Natural Science building and a Living History Farm plus the Observatory and planetarium. They see 400-600 students a day taking advantage of these educational opportunities.

The View

This is the 8th largest refractor telescope in the country. It was originally owned by Princeton in the 1800's, believed to be used by Einstein and featured in the radio broadcast of the "War of the Worlds." See it for yourself: https://www.ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=daniel

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