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!

Upcoming Public Shows

Titans of the Ice Age

This program transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia 10 thousand years before modern civilization. Travel across monumental glaciers and sweeping grasslands, rich in life—a Northern Hemisphere whose vast plains resembled the African Serengeti. Learn about baby Lyuba, a 40,000-year-old female Woolly Mammoth calf, now one of the best preserved mammoth mummies in the world. Discover the story of Zed, one of the most complete Columbian Mammoth skeletons ever uncovered.

Wilbear’s Adventure

All about a Teddy Bear who wants to fly! From the constellations to the story of the Wright Brothers, Wilbear learns about the sky and our endeavors to join the birds who fly in it. This show is recommended for children ages 3-6.

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.

 

Schedule

 Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!

Tuesday-Friday:

11:00 AM: Titans of the Ice Age

3:30 PM: Titans of the Ice Age

Saturday:

11:00 AM: Wilbear’s Adventure
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies
3:30 PM: Titans of the Ice Age

Sunday:

 3:30 PM: Titans of the Ice Age

Monday: Closed

** Show schedules are subject to change without notice. 

If you would like to schedule a group for the planetarium, please contact 803.981.9182 or scheduler@chmuseums.org.


Astronomy Events

What’s Up in the Carolina Skies?

Posted on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MuseumOfYorkCounty) each Monday

 Let our Planetarium Manager highlight something that you can see in the Carolina skies each week and show you where and when to look for it. No special equipment is necessary, just a willingness to go outside and look up.

World Asteroid Day
Facebook Live event (www.facebook.com/MuseumOfYorkCounty) June 30 at 3 pm

Near-Earth asteroids pose a potential threat to humankind and to our entire planet. Asteroid Day, a global event officially sanctioned by the UN, seeks to educate the public about potentially hazardous asteroids and methods for detecting, tracking, and deflecting them. Hear about asteroids we have visited, future missions to asteroids, and asteroids that have hit Earth in the past.

 

52nd Anniversary of Apollo 11
Posted on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MuseumOfYorkCounty) July 20

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Help us celebrate by learning about the Moon and finding out about NASA’s plans to return in just 3 years.

 

Carolina Skygazers Astronomy Club Meeting

·         The Carolina Skygazers monthly meetings resume on Tuesday July 13. Be sure to check on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CSkygazers) for their latest news and events.

·         Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month, except December, at 7:30 pm.

·         Doors open at 7:00 pm. Exhibits are closed.

·         Free to members and prospective members of the Carolina Skygazers.


Titans of the Ice Age

This program transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia 10 thousand years before modern civilization. Travel across monumental glaciers and sweeping grasslands, rich in life—a Northern Hemisphere whose vast plains resembled the African Serengeti. Learn about baby Lyuba, a 40,000 year old female Woolly Mammoth calf, now one of the best preserved mammoth mummies in the world. Discover the story of Zed, one of the most complete Colombian Mammoth skeletons ever uncovered.

 

Wilbear’s Adventure

All about a Teddy Bear who wants to fly! From the constellations to the story of the Wright Brothers, Wilbear learns about the sky and our endeavours to join the birds who fly in it. This show is recommended for children ages 3-6.

  

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.

 

Schedule

 Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!

Tuesday-Friday:

3:30 PM: Titans of the Ice Age

 

Saturday:

11:00 AM: Wilbear’s Adventure
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies
3:30 PM: Titans of the Ice Age

Sunday & Monday: Closed

 

** Show schedules are subject to change without notice. 

If you would like to schedule a group for the planetarium, please contact 803.981.9182 or scheduler@chmuseums.org.