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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.cked 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.
A new 30,000 square foot science building is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in summer 2017. Follow construction through coverage by a time-lapse camera. In addition, a new observatory will be constructed and connect to the second floor of the northeast side of the Copley Science Center.
The Copley Science Center is named for R-MC alumnus and benefactor W. Henry Copley '34.