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Roper Mountain Science Center
T. C. Hooper Planetarium


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Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center


Type: Science Center
Opened in 1989

Address: 402 Roper Mountain Road - Greenville, SC 29615
Country: USA
Email: kycox@greenville.k12.sc.us
Phone: +1 864-355 8905

Website: https://www.ropermountain.org/
Website 2: https://greenvillejournal.com/2017/03/14/upgraded-planetarium-reopens-roper-mountain-science-center/
     
                 

Team
Michael Weeks (director science center), Greg Cornwell







120 seats









Tilt 15°

Dome of  15.2m




Technical
Digital system Evans_and_Sutherland : Digistar 7
Software: Digistar 7
Video system 2 vp : 1+1 cove
Meridian resolution 4.0 K
Sound 5.1

Facilities
Observatory Charles E. Daniel Observatory: 584.2mm refractor (23-inch Alvan Clark: 1882/1926), mount: J.W. Fecker 1933

Operation
Frequenting: 50000 people per year

History
- 1999: 15.2m/120seats/tilted 15deg/Digistar II
- 2010: Spitz SciDome HD (cove)
- 2016: closed (due to mold)
- March 2017: 4K (renovations $1 million)
- End 2023: Digistar 7

Last major evolution: 2023: Digistar 7

Comments


Latitude: 34°50'23" N  -  Longitude: 82°18'32" W  -  Altitude: 358m

last update: 04/10/2024

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