- Associated Press - Friday, April 4, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - People across the state will be looking to the skies as the South Carolina State Museum hosts the inaugural Star Party.

The party includes stargazing events at various locations across South Carolina on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, there are stargazing sessions scheduled for Congaree National Park outside Columbia, at the Roper Mount Science Center in Greenville and at the Francis Marion University Observatory near Florence.

On Saturday, there will be sidewalk stargazing at the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Ale House in Columbia and outside at the USC-Aiken planetarium in Aiken.

At Francis Marion on Saturday, there will be solar observations at midday at the university observatory.

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