Planetarium

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 Shows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season of Light
This special holiday presentation explores the traditions surrounding the Christmas season and the star that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem.

 

Celestial Shorts
A variety of short planetarium shows, each 4-10 minutes long, about the Sun, Moon, and stars, including the brand-new short New Horizons for a Little Planet.   New Horizons for a Little Planet is a lighthearted introduction to NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Launched in 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to fly by Pluto and its moons in July of 2015.

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.


2014 Schedule Through December 31

Tuesday – Saturday at 3:30 pm: Season of Light

Saturday at 2 p.m.: Carolina Skies

Saturday at 11 am Children's Show: Celestial Shorts

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 scheduler@chmuseums.org.


Astronomy Events

Venus can be found close to the setting Sun through November, but will be higher in the western evening sky and easier to spot in December.

NASA is building a human space exploration system that will provide an entirely new capability to launch crew and cargo missions, extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit and enable new missions of exploration throughout our solar system. The Orion spacecraft is a key component of this plan and Orion’s first mission – an unmanned test flight – will take place on December 4, 2014.  Orion will lift off from Cape Canaveral, travel a total distance of 60,000 miles in two orbits around Earth, and splash down in the Pacific Ocean.  The Museum of York County is hosting an Orion Splash Bash on December 4 from 10:30 – 12:30, where you can see taped footage of the launch and live coverage of the splash down.  There will also be giveaways and activities.