The David H. Wilkins Conference Center, which sits near the Daniel Observatory at the top of Roper Mountain, was dedicated in 2003. David H. Wilkins served as Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives from December 1994 until June 2005.He then became the 21st United States Ambassador to Canada, serving until 2009 when he retired. Mr. Wilkins has provided invaluable support in the development of Roper Mountain Science Center and its programs. Funding for this project, a component of the original master plan for Roper Mountain Science Center, was provided by the South Carolina General Assembly.
The conference center houses facilities for meetings and events and classrooms for school and public programs in astronomy.
Meeting facilities, enhanced with audio-visual, internet, and teleconferencing equipment, are available for rent by calling 864.355.8967.
For information about renting the Wilkins Conference Center, please contact Debbie Ogle at 864.355.8967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.