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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.
The new science facility will be built in two phases. Phase 1 is a new 27,000
square foot, three-story building attached to the northwest side of the current
Copley Science Center.
The new building will include state-of-the-art teaching laboratories,
classrooms, faculty offices, and the Office of Pre-Health Advising.
The Copley Science Center project will be made possible through a $5 million
challenge gift from Joan and Macon Brock Jr. ’64. The Copley Science Center is named for R-MC alumnus and benefactor W. Henry Copley '34.