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What to Expect
Located on the Horseshoe of the USC Columbia Campus, the Melton Memorial Observatory contains a 16-inch Cassegrain telescope that provides a stunning view of the night sky for research purposes, students, and the general public. The telescopes at Melton Observatory are open to the public Monday evenings from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, weather permitting. For the foreseeable future, there will be set capacities of 4 guests in the dome at a time and 8 guests on the rooftop at a time due to COVID-19 protocols. Face coverings will be mandatory for all guests.
Time Commitment: 1 - 2 hours