Settlemyre is one of only two totally digital, full-dome theaters 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 Public Shows
Saturday at 2 p.m.: Carolina Skies
Saturday at 11 am: Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
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 email@example.com.
Venus is slowly climbing higher in the southwestern sky. It is the third brightest object in the sky, only dimmer than the Sun and Moon, and it is the first star-like object visible after sunset. It sets between 3 and 4 hours after sunset this month.
Mars is also in the evening sky this month, it is moving eastward into Pisces. It is dimmer than Venus and to its east, but remains a ruddy, rusty red. Mars will set around 10:30pm this month.
Jupiter is the second brightest planet after Venus. It rises around midnight at the beginning of February. Jupiter is high in the sky and shines brightly at dawn.
On February 11, Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova will swing by the Earth at 7.7 million miles. Comets are difficult to predict but this one may be visible without binoculars. It will look like a fuzzy ball in the sky nearly overhead at dawn.