Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center, a part of the Greenville County School District, is located in Greenville, South Carolina. It encompasses a campus containing facilities for studying life and natural sciences, in addition to space and physical sciences, that is visited daily by 500 students for hands-on science programs. In cooperation with Roper Mountain Astronomers, the center provides regular public events geared specifically towards the amateur astronomer. The Charles E. Daniel Observatory —the most visible facility on the mountain— features a historic 23-inch (58 cm) refracting telescope with optics from Alvan Clark, which is open each Friday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 om for public observation, in conjunction with programs shown in the planetarium. Maggie Connelly, the planetarium specialist, can be reached at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.