CofC Department of Physics and Astronomy Open House

The CofC Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an Public Open House on Friday, October 22nd, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

Unfortunately the 16-in telescope, housed in the rooftop observatory, is still not operational and will not be open.  However, the observing deck with smaller telescopes will be open to the public.  We will also have fun activities and demonstrations for all ages in rooms on the first floor of the science building.  Enter the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center (NOT the New Science Center on Calhoun St.) via the Coming Street entrance and check in with the Society of Physics Students host (who can direct you to the location of the indoor and outdoor activities).

This event is free and open to the public.  However if you plan to bring a large group (10 or more), or if you will need special accommodations, please let us know ahead of time by contacting (, 843-953-2031).

Open-toed shoes are not permitted on the observing deck. In addition you may want to bring a jacket as it can be several degrees cooler and much windier on the roof than at ground level.

For further information, see our website:


photo by Kiwi Davis
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About Starr Jordan

I am the Director of the Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math at the College of Charleston. I earned my Masters of Education in Science and Math in 2009 and my Bachelors of Science in Geology in 2000. Both degrees are from the College of Charleston.

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