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!
Season of Light
Season of Light is an elegant, sophisticated non-denominational presentation for the holiday season. The program will explore the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the winter season. The program describes some of the Northern winter constellations, illustrates why we even have seasons, and explores the possible astronomical explanations for a Star over Bethlehem.
Dreams of flying, model aircraft and a young girl and her grandfather come together in this multi-media planetarium show about the science of aeronautics. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. See images of aircraft past, present and future and imagine where flight might take us.
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.
2013 Schedule Through December 31
Tuesday – Saturday at 3:30 p.m.: Season of Light
Saturday at 2 p.m.: Carolina Skies
Saturday at 11 a.m. Children's Show: Flight Adventures
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
Special school holiday programs may be offered.
- Second Tuesday of Each Month (PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Astronomy Club meeting, evening planetarium program, or outside Telescope Observing on December 10th. The regular club meeting and program schedule on the second Tuesday of each month will resume in January.)
- Carolina Skygazers Astronomy Club Meeting: 7:30 p.m.
- Planetarium Show Carolina Skies: 8 p.m.; $2 per person (outside doors open 7:30 – 8 p.m.; no late seating; exhibits closed)
- Outside Telescopic Observing: After Planetarium – 9:30 p.m.; Free (canceled when the sky is cloudy)
If you would like to schedule a group for the planetarium, please contact 803.981.9182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comet ISON may become easy to see in the sky later this year. Go to this page for updates from NASA: