Settlemyre is the only totally digital, full-dome theaters 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
Saturday at 2 p.m.: Carolina Skies
Saturday at 11 am: The Accidental Astronauts, with additional shows on public school holidays.
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 rising in the eastern sky about an hour before sunrise. It is the third brightest object in the sky, only dimmer than the Sun and Moon, and it is the last star-like object visible before sunrise. It is particularly bright this month, as it is closest to Earth in its orbit around the Sun.
Mars will soon be too close to the direction of the Sun to see.
Jupiter is the second brightest planet after Venus, and the brightest in the evening sky. It is visible high in the eastern sky in the evening twilight. Jupiter is high in the sky throughout most of the night, setting before dawn. Jupiter is in the constellation of Virgo and that bright star nearby is Virgo's brightest star, Spica.
Saturn rises about 10 pm this month and, while dimmer than Jupiter, shines brightly among the surrounding stars.