Columbia man donates telescopes to USC, State Museum
Sep 13, 2011 1:46:00 PM - thestate.com
The S.C. State Museum and the University of South Carolina announced today that they have acquired a major collection of historical telescopes and astronomy documents.
Robert B. Ariail of Columbia donated the items, which include rare books, atlases and telescopes. The equipment will be kept at the museum and the books and documents at USC.
The donation was announced at an afternoon press conference. The State Museum has long-term plans to build an observatory, a 4-D theater and other attractions. Joey Holleman
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