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Infusing a Love for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024

1:50 p.m. – 4:24 p.m.

Partial eclipse in the CSRA, 76% coverage of the Sun


On April 8, 2024, people in the CSRA will have the opportunity to witness a partial solar eclipse. Join the DuPont Planetarium, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, USC Aiken and the Astronomy Club of Augusta for this rare event. We will have various options for safe viewing of the eclipse on the lawn of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center.


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Celebrating 30 years of infusing a love for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (RPSEC) is a cooperative effort between the University of South Carolina Aiken, business, industry, the South Carolina Department of Education, and schools in the Central Savannah River Area of South Carolina and Georgia.

Its programs challenge the present and inspire the future to effect systemic change in science, mathematics, technology, and environmental education. Its hands-on approach to teaching is designed to help people experience the beauty, order, and power of science and mathematics, as well as the interest and fun of discovery.

To promote lifelong learning and empower individuals to make informed decisions, the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center uses innovative methods to influence the quality of science and mathematics education, models effective instruction and enhances students' and teachers' knowledge.


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