Open House at CofC Observatory

The CofC Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an Public Open House on Friday, Sept 21, from 8:30 -10:00 pm.

Weather permitting, the 16-inch telescope in the rooftop observatory and 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.
For further information and last-minute weather alerts, see their website:
photo by Kiwi Davis

National Chemistry Week Materials for Loan

The LHSM offers an Educator Training Workshop each year in conjunction with National Chemistry Week. This year’s theme is “Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science”. Although the workshop is currently full, the LHSM will have activities and materials available for loan from the Resource Library. National Chemistry Week is October 21-27, 2012.

Activities may also be found in American Chemical Society’s publication, Celebrating Chemistry, at and at the NISE Network’s site,