Settlemyre is the only totally digital, full-dome theater in the north-central region of South Carolina or the Charlotte metro area, 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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From Earth to the Universe
The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people.  Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos.

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda
A fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful princess Andromeda, who in punishment for her mother's bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster, and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus.

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.

2015 Schedule Through November 25

Tuesday – Saturday at 3:30 pm: From Earth to the Universe

Saturday at 2 p.m.: Carolina Skies

Saturday at 11 am Children's Show: Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
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

Saturn is low in the southwest in the evening sky.  The rest of the planets are visible before dawn.  Look to the east in the morning.  Venus is highest and shines brighter than any star.  Jupiter is also bright, although not as bright as Venus, and is lower.  Mars is near Jupiter and is fainter than the other two planets, as it is on the opposite side of the Sun right now, but it still has an impressive red color.  Much lower in the sky, and not visible until after 6 a.m., is Mercury.

Education Standards for Planetarium Programs