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!


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.
 
The Secret World of Moths
Take a magical journey to the world of moths and their inner structures. Gain a unique glimpse of their inner workings that normally are virtually unnoticeable. Geographically the program spans from the Arctic Circle to the equator.
 
We Are Stars!
Follow a group of Victorian time travelers as they learn about cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins. It starts with the Big Bang. We are all made of star stuff.
 
 
Schedule
 
Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
  
Tuesday-Friday at 3:30 PM:
The Secret World of Moths through September 15
 
Every Saturday:
11:00 AM: Children's Planetarium Show:
We are Stars! (through August 18)
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies
3:30 PM: The Secret World of Moths (through September 15)

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

The planets Venus and Jupiter shine brightly in the evening skies, far outshining all stars and clearly visible as it gets dark. Venus is visible to the west, even in the glare of twilight, and will continue to get higher in the sky each night and even brighter through the month of July. Using binoculrs, yu should be able to make out that Venus is not round, but shows phases just like the Moon does! Jupiter is high in the east after dusk.

Mars is also brightening and continues to do so until mid-August. It is now brighter than Sirius, the brightest of the nighttime stars.