Observatory News Blog

MWV Observatory News and Updates


News and updates from the Coca-Cola Space Science Center's MeadWestvaco Observatory

Getz's Dragon

Special Alert!


Check out tiny astronomers in action! Ms. Getz's 2nd grade class at Forrest Road Elementary in Columbus, Georgia, captured this incredible solar eruption during their RISO (Real-time Interactive Solar Observatory) session with Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center (CCCSSC) this morning. RISO is an educational outreach program funded in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services Museums for America grant (MA-04-12-0116-12) and continued support of the MeadWestvaco Corporation. Teachers from anywhere in the world can join the CCSSC's educational community to access science standards-based activities and request online telescope sessions for their classes. To learn more about this FREE resource, Michael Johnson at observatory@ccssc.org.

For a video showing the dragon dancing on the limb of the Sun click here!

Welcome to the new MWV Observatory!

Welcome to the new MeadWestvaco Observatory at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center!

 After two years of upgrades the Coca-Cola Space Science Center's MeadWestvaco Observatory is ready for scientific and public observations! There will be many opportunities for both the local community and the worldwide community to benefit from the observatory and more information will be following in future blog posts.

 If you have any questions, or would like to see something featured, please contact us!

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Coca-Cola Space Science Center
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Columbus, Ga 31901

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