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What's Hot This April
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 1:32PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Welcome to Columbia SC - The Real Southern Hot Spot! This month is packed with events showcasing our food, culture, scenery and more. Keep reading for a roundup of things to do below, ...
What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...

University of South Carolina Melton Memorial Observatory

  • 1429 Greene Street
  • Columbia, SC 29208
  • Phone: 803-777-4180
  • Fax: 803-777-3065
  • Hours: Open to the public on clear Monday nights year-round beginning 30 minutes after sunset EDT (~Mar-Nov) and 8-10pm EST (~Nov-Mar). Special event openings will be posted to our website as available.
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Located on the campus of the University of South Carolina, the observatory offers views of many of the night sky's wonders. Public viewing sessions are held on clear Monday nights year-round beginning 30 minutes after sunset eastern daylight time (approx. March-October) and from 8-10pm eastern standard time (approx. November-March). Special observing sessions may be scheduled for astronomical events.

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  • Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150
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