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South Carolina State Museum
The South Carolina State Museum recently celebrated the expanded and renovated Museum which is the first of its kind in the United States to have under one roof an on-site and online observatory and classroom, 55 foot digital planetarium dome and theater, 4D multisensory theater, plus an outdoor telescope viewing terrace and distance learning education capabilities. Located in the new lobby near the grand staircase, the ETV exhibit showcases how ETV uses television, radio and the web to deliver educational programming to children and residents across South Carolina. Smart Cat, ETV’s Mascot welcomed visitors to the grand opening. ETV’s Palmetto Scene featured the grand opening and highlighted the new resources.
The State Museum is adding value and content to what is already considered one of the greatest museums in the Southeast and remains committed to its mission to engage, educate, and inspire the lives of the people of South Carolina and travelers beyond our borders. The Bob Ariail telescope collection is the best collection of historic American refracting telescopes in the world. The State Museum is one of the largest astronomy/STEM education facilities connected to an interdisciplinary museum and the first organization in the nation to allow students and teachers to remotely control a digitized vintage telescope for distance education purposes. The State Museum and ETV are able to originate teacher professional development, virtual tours, present state, regional, and national experts, and distribute content throughout South Carolina and beyond.