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Copley Science Center is home to R-MC's biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics and psychology majors. Inside Copley are state-of-the-art research laboratories and computer centers, including a lab stocked with Apple computers.
Copley has two unique features for a college of R-MC's size: a greenhouse and a large observatory (Keeble).
The Keeble Observatory houses the largest telescope located between Washington D.C. and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is open to the public every Wednesday night and also during special celestial events, such as meteor showers.
Copley is noteworthy for containing the two largest classrooms, each of which seats up to 100 for special events.
The courtyard in front of Copley is a multi-purpose quad on campus: one day students will find it the perfect, relaxing study space and the next it may be home to a campus pep rally or festival.
Randolph-Macon College’s new science building adjoins the northwest side of Copley Science Center and houses the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies/Geology. Groundbreaking for the building took place May 2, 2016, and the facility was completed in summer 2017.
A time-lapse camera captured the construction progress of this exciting addition to the R-MC campus.
The Copley Science Center is named for R-MC alumnus and benefactor W. Henry Copley '34.