Planetarium

Settlemyre is the only totally digital, full-dome theaters in the north-central region of South Carolina, offering programs on a wide variety of scientific topics. Join us and journey from the Carolina Skies to beyond the Milky Way Galaxy!


Current Public Shows

Click here for available school shows

 
Totality
 

This show is all about eclipses. Learn why they occur and what happens when they do. Look back to discover how eclipses proved Einstein's Theory of Relativity and forward to find out when and where to see the upcoming total eclipse of the Sun.

 
The Accidental Astronauts
 

Follow the adventures of Sy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space. Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer.

Carolina Skies
 

See where the visible planets and moon are positioned during the week in a live update, then discover how to find constellations during the Seasonal Stargazing presentation. This show is recommended for stargazers older than 6.

 
Ring World
 

The show follows the story of the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft and its nearly 20 year journey discovering the most beautiful planet in the solar system, Saturn. Cassini explored many moons of Saturn and the planet itself. Huygens landed on Saturn's largest moon Titan and discovered oceans of liquid methane. See the Cassini-Huygens mission to the Ring World for yourself at the Planetarium!

 

Schedule
 
Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
 
Tuesday-Friday:
12:00 PM: The Accidental Astronauts
3:30 PM: Totality, April 11-August 19 and Ring World, August 22-September 16 
 
Saturday:
11:00 AM: The Accidental Astronauts, with additional shows on public school holidays.
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies
3:30 PM: Totality, April 11-August 19 and Ring World, August 22-September 16
 
Sunday & Monday: Closed
 
 
** Show schedules are subject to change without notice. Special school holiday programs may be offered.
 


Carolina Skygazers Astronomy Club Meeting
 
  • Second Tuesday of Each Month (except December) at 7:30 pm

  • Exhibits are closed

  • Free to members and prospective members of the Carolina Skygazers


If you would like to schedule a group for the planetarium, please contact 803.981.9182 or scheduler@chmuseums.org.

 

Astronomy Events
 

Venus is slowly rising in the eastern sky about an hour before sunrise. It is the third brightest object in the sky, only dimmer than the Sun and Moon, and it is the last star-like object visible before sunrise. It is particularly bright this month, as it is closest to Earth in its orbit around the Sun.

Mars will soon be too close to the direction of the Sun to see.

Jupiter is the second brightest planet after Venus, and the brightest in the evening sky.  It is visible high  in the sky in the evening twilight.  Jupiter is high in the sky throughout most of the night, setting before dawn. Jupiter is in the constellation of Virgo and that bright star nearby is Virgo's brightest star, Spica.

Saturn rises about 8 pm this month and, while dimmer than Jupiter, shines brightly among the surrounding stars.