Planetarium

Settlemyre is the only 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

Click here for available school 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.

 
Ring World
 

The show follows the story of the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft and its nearly 20 year journey discovering the most beautiful planet in the solar system, Saturn. Cassini explored many moons of Saturn and the planet itself. Huygens landed on Saturn's largest moon Titan and discovered oceans of liquid methane. See the Cassini-Huygens mission to the Ring World for yourself at the Planetarium!

 

Schedule
 
Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
 
Tuesday-Friday at 3:30 PM:
Ring World, August 22-September 16 
Phantom of the Universe September 19-December 2
 
Every Saturday:
11:00 AM: Children's Planetarium Show:
Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda August 26, September 2
Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky September 9
Through the Eyes of Cassini September 16
In My Backyard September 23
Africa: The Serengeti September 30
The Halloween Show October 7, 14, 21
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies
3:30 PM: Ring World, August 22-September 16, Phantom of the Universe September 19-December 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
 
Cassini's Grand Finale, a day to celebrate the end of the Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn, will be held on Saturday September 16 from 10AM-2PM with a special planetarium show and giveaways! 

Saturn is visible until about 2 am. It is dimmer than Jupiter, but it shines brightly among the surrounding stars.

High in the sky is the constellation of Hercules. It contains the Hercules star cluster, one of the most brilliant star clusters we can see.