Roper Mountain Astronomers has an outreach program to educate people with an interest in learning about astronomy and the space sciences. We present an astronomy-related talk or activities that fit the needs of your group. We help scout troops prepare for their merit badges and STEM initiative. We also give outreach programs to Schools, Libraries, and other Community Organizations. We consider astronomy and the space sciences a life-long learning experience. If you would like for us to “Share the Sky” with your group, please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roper Mountain Science Center
Friday nights are Starry Nights at the Roper Mountain Science Center’s T.C. Hooper Planetarium and the Charles E. Daniel Observatory (weather permitting). Note: Starry Nights are on hiatus during the Holidays; they will start again January 5th. After enjoying the planetarium, join RMSC astronomers at the Daniel Observatory for a spectacular view through the 23 inch refractor telescope as well as RMA members’ telescopes. Built in 1882 for Princeton University and used for astronomical research until 1964, this historic telescope is the 8th largest refractor in North America.
Planetarium show times are 6:00PM and 7:15PM. Check the RMSC web site for latest news.
Triple Tree Aerodrome
The Triple Tree Aerodrome is a local organization that promotes both full scale general aviation and model/ remote control events at a private airfield near Woodruff,SC (http://www.tripletreeaerodrome.com/). The RMA Board has had discussions with the Aerodrome to promote our astronomy club at the Aerodrome events. The Aerodrome management has agreed that it would benefit both organizations to hold our outreach activities during the year.
Check the RMA Events list for upcoming opportunities.