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.
 
Season of Light
This special holiday presentation explores the traditions surrounding the Christmas season and the star that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem.
 
Cosmic Colors
Take a journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a black hole and then back to your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.
 
Red Planet Rising
Red Planet Rising explores Mars and mankind's fascination with this world through mythology, history, literature, movies, TV and science. We also look ahead to see what Mars may hold for mankind in the future.
 
In My Backyard
Children's entertainer Fred Penner narrates and sings for this lively journey into his backyard, where we discover all sorts of things - colors of the rainbow, bugs and spiders, the different seasons, the planets, the Moon, and the stars in the nighttime sky.
 

Schedule
 
Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
 
Tuesday-Friday at 3:30 PM:
 Season of Light  through December 30
Red Planet Rising (world premiere!) January 2 - March 31
 
Every Saturday:
11:00 AM: Children's Planetarium Show:
 Cosmic Colors through December 30
In My Backyard January 2 - March 31
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies
3:30 PM:  Season of Light through December 30
 Red Planet Rising January 2 - March 31

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
Saturn now glows low in the southwest at dusk. It then disappears in the evening twilight.
The autumn constellations of Pegasus, Andromeda, and Cassiopeia are high in the evening sky, putting on their annual show.
The second "supermoon" of three appears on New Year's Day, January 1. This full moon is slightly closer to Earth than usual, and will be slightly bigger and brighter than normal. See if you can tell the difference.