The CofC Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an Public Open House on Friday, October 16th, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Public Open Houses are generally held the THIRD FRIDAY of each month during the academic year.
Weather permitting, the observatory and observing deck will be open to the public. We will also have several fun activities for all ages in rooms on the first floor of the science building, and our inflatable planetarium will be set up in physicians auditorium. Enter the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center (58 Coming Street, downtown Charleston) via the Coming Street entrance and follow signs to the roof.
If you plan to bring a large group (10 or more), or if you will need special accommodations, please contact Chris True at email@example.com or 843-953-2031 ahead of time.
Open-toed shoes are not permitted on the observing deck. Please dress warmly (it can be several degrees cooler and much windier on the roof than at ground level).
Questions? Contact Dr. James Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-953-5325.
photo by Kiwi Davis
Our Spooky Science workshop filled up quickly, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! A number of our activities came from Steve Spangler Science! Check out Steve’s Halloween experiments at http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/category/halloween-science-toys.
Anton DuMars, an adjunct professor in the Geology Department here at CofC, offers coastal tours through his company, Tideline Tours. This weekend I had the opportunity to tour the salt marshes around Folly Beach with Captain Anton – what a delight! Captain Anton shares his love of coastal geology, ecology, and local history through his tours. Check out Tideline Tours at www.tidelinetours.com – click on “Coastal Classroom” to explore opportunities for your class!
Photo by Starr Jordan
Children exploring fish, shrimp, and sponges netted (and released) during our tour.
Hi – I’m Starr Jordan, Director of the Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math (LHSM) at the College of Charleston. The LHSM is a science and math education outreach program for the College of Charleston’s School of Sciences and Mathematics. We host a variety of events throughout the year for educators and K-12 students. We also share a Resource Library with the Lowcountry Regional S2Mart Center (formerly the Math and Science Hub). Through this blog, I will share information about math and science resources and events in the South Carolina Lowcountry, as well as highlight various math and science resources available for loan in our Resource Library.
For more information about the LHSM, please visit our website at http://www.cofc.edu/lowcountryhall.
For more information about the Lowcountry Regional S2Mart Center, please visit their website at http://www.s2martsc.org/.
For more information about the College of Charleston’s School of Sciences and Mathematics, please visit their website at http://ssm.cofc.edu/.
The LHSM and its staff do not receive incentives from companies, events, etc. for recommendations and/or links posted on this blog.