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1:51 am on Saturday June 14, 2014

Photo: A 'Strawberry Moon' rises behind Harbor Island

If you missed it last night, you may be able to catch the rose-colored moonrise tonight.
11:23 am on Monday April 14, 2014

Lunar eclipse Lowcountry bound tonight

Mark your calendar to stay up late the night of Monday, April 14, as a total eclipse of the moon becomes visible in the Lowcountry during the wee hours of Tuesday, April 15. Things will get underway at 12:55 a.m. with the full eclipse visible at 3:...
12:19 pm on Thursday January 16, 2014

Observatory open house on Friday

See the stars (and planets) at the College of Charleston Observatory on Friday, January 17, from 6:30 until 8 p.m. There is no cost for the event. More details are available at the college.
10:28 am on Friday October 18, 2013

College observatory open to stargazers tonight

The College of Charleston Observatory (58 Coming Street) will be open to the public on Friday, October 18, from 7:30 until 9 p.m.
7:17 am on Saturday November 24, 2012

College of Charleston professor, students get direct observation of extrasolar planet

Image by College of CharlestonDetecting a planet orbiting a sun trillions upon trillions of miles from earth is hardly average, but a College of Charleston professor and group of undergraduate research students have done something even less common...
3:48 am on Tuesday June 5, 2012

Watch Venus pass before the sun today

Jan Herold/Wikipedia On Tuesday, June 5, Venus will transit the sun during sunset— and it will be 105 years until it happens again. From about 6:06 to 8:33 p.m. Venus will cross in front of the sun, appearing as a small black speck — to be sure,...
10:04 am on Monday June 4, 2012

Come watch Venus pass before the sun on Tuesday

Image by Jan Herold/Wikipedia The 2004 transit of Venus.On Tuesday, June 5, Venus will transit the sun during sunset in Charleston — and it will be 105 years until it happens again. From about 6:06 to 8:33 p.m. Venus will cross in front of the sun...
2:05 am on Tuesday March 20, 2012

On March 23-25 keep an eye out for Jupiter, Venus and the moon

Image by Flickr user jalexartis You've undoubtedly been hearing much in the last several weeks about Jupiter and Venus in the night sky, but head out near dusk from March 23-25 and you'll be able to catch the moon rising, too. Personally, I suggest...
10:11 am on Monday March 19, 2012

On March 23-25 keep an eye out for Jupiter, Venus and the moon

Flickr user jalexartis You've undoubtedly been hearing much in the last several weeks about Jupiter and Venus in the night sky, but head out near dusk from March 23-25 and you'll be able to catch the moon rising, too. Personally, I suggest watching...
6:22 pm on Monday February 28, 2011

Face eastward in Charleston to snag a look at Space Shuttle Discovery (update: video)

Update February 28: While it's not exactly local, our view in Charleston was so poor that I think you'll forgive me. The video up top of the shuttle launch was captured by YouTube user "NeilMonday" while on flight from Orlando. Pretty amazing...

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