Planetarium

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

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.
 
From Earth to the Universe 2.0
This stunning 30-minute voyage through time and space conveys, through an arresting combinations of sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science.
 
Legends of the NIght Sky: Orion
Take a lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. 
 
The Planets
A new planetarium show narrated by Kate Mulgrew, Capt. Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. Explore the surfaces of Mars, the perils of the asteroid belt, the cold rings of stormy gas planets, and the features of other solar systems.
  
Schedule
 Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
  
Tuesday-Friday:
3:30 PM: The Planets (through February 1)
3:30 PM: From Earth to the Universe 2.0 (February 2 - March 8)
 
Every Saturday and public school holidays:
11:00 AM: Legends of the Night Sky: Orion (through March 2)
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies (Saturdays)
3:30 PM: The Planets (through January 26)
From Earth to the Universe 2.0 (February 2 - March 2)

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

Have a telescope that you want help with? Not sure if it is working properly? Or do you just want someone to help you figure out what all those knobs do? The Carolina Skygazers are holding a Telescope Clinic at the Museum of York County on Saturday January 12, between 11 am - 4 pm. The clinic is free, but you must pre-register. Constact Carole Holmberg, Planetarium Manager at chholmberg@chmuseums.org or (803) 909-7203.

Viewers in North and South America, as well as those in western parts of Europe and Africa, will be able to watch one of the sky's most dazzling shows on Jan. 21-22, 2019, when the Sun, Earth and Moon align, creating a total lunar eclipse.  Here in the Carolinas it will be in the wee hours of the morning of January 22, 2019 at 12:12 am EST.
Mars is now the only bright planet visible in the evening sky. Find it in the southwest after dusk. It sets by 11:30 pm.
A gathering of planets can be found in the east in the morning sky. The bright disk you see highest is Venus.