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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Community Engagement

We work hard to help each of our students develop leadership skills, both inside and out of the classroom and laboratory. Our community engagement projects allow you to do just that while making an impact on your community. 

Melton Observatory

Our observatory is a popular destination for tour groups and stargazers. Help us make it the best experience possible. 

Interested? Email the observatory at to find out about any open opportunities. 


Midway Physics Day

Our students and faculty have been participating in Midway Physics Day at the South Carolina State Fair since 1996. It's an opportunity to give thousands of high school students across the state the chance to experience hands-on demonstrations about real-world physics. Interested in participating? Email Dr. Yanwen Wu at

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