South Carolina

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Featured Planetariums/Observatories

DuPont Planetarium

471 University Pkwy., Aiken, SC 29801. 803-641-3654. Attend one of the Planetarium's public show nights to learn about astronomy and other space topics, or schedule a program with the Digistar Projector. Fee.

Melton Observatory

1429 Greene St., Columbia, SC 29208. 803-777-4180. Day and nighttime tours always available by appointment. Visit and see the dome and telescopes, and view objects such as the Moon, planets, and stars in the sky while learning about astronomy. Free.

South Carolina State Museum Planetarium

301 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201. 803-898-4999. Astronomy shows in a 55-ft digital planetarium. Groups can learn about the Earth, moon, and sun or hear stories about astronomers like Galileo, Newton, and Hubble. Free/Fee.