Settlemyre is a totally digital, full-dome theater 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

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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.
Red Planet Rising
Red Planet Rising explores Mars and mankind's fascination with this world through mythology, history, literature, movies, TV and science. We also look ahead to see what Mars may hold for mankind in the future. The program is produced by Planet of Mystery productions, located in Gastonia, NC. The Settlemyre Planetarium is proud to be the first venue to present this production.
In My Backyard
Children's entertainer Fred Penner narrates and sings for this lively journey into his backyard, where we discover all sorts of things - colors of the rainbow, bugs and spiders, the different seasons, the planets, the Moon, and the stars in the nighttime sky.

Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
Tuesday-Friday at 3:30 PM:
Red Planet Rising (world premiere!) through March 31
Weather: Wonders & Mysteries Revealed, begins April 2
Every Saturday:
11:00 AM: Children's Planetarium Show:
In My Backyard
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies
3:30 PM: Red Planet Rising

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

Astronomy Events

March 2018 will have two full Moons. The second full moon of a single month is called a "blue moon." March will be the second month in 2018 to have a blue moon, something that rarely happens. On average, a blue moon occurs every 2-1/2 years. Ever wonder how often "once in a blue moon" really is? It is generally once every 2 to 3 years!

Saturday, March 10, 10 am - 4 pm

Harry Potter Science Saturday

Special planetarium shows every half hour.