Settlemyre Planetarium

The Settlemyre Planetarium 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!

Current Public Shows  

Carolina Skies  
A live seasonal program that explores and explains what is currently visible in our nighttime skies.  From planets to stars to constellations, visitors of all ages can learn how to identify features in our Carolina Skies.

Spooky Space
Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the stars -- the stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts – and their counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae.

The Halloween Show
All the teachers are sick so it’s up to Holly, a student witch, to go to the annual Halloween Conference. What if she gets lost? No problem. A friend, Jack O’Lantern, shows Holly how to use the stars to find her way around the night sky. The history and traditions of Halloween are presented in a fun, non-scary style.

Upcoming Public Shows

Schedule

Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
Sunday
3:30 PM: Spooky Space

Tuesday-Friday:

3:30 PM: Spooky Space

Saturday:
11:00 AM: The Halloween Show
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies 
3:30 PM: Spooky Space

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 

Carolina Skygazers Astronomy Club Meeting
The Carolina Skygazers astronomy club meets the second Tuesday of every month, except December, at 7:30 pm. We would love to have you join us!

·The Museum doors open at 7 pm. Exhibits and all other spaces except for meeting areas are closed.

·Meetings of the Carolina Skygazers are always free for members and prospective members.

·For their latest news and events follow the Carolina Skygazers Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CSkygazers).

The bright planet Jupiter is visible low in the west in the evening sky and Venus is even brighter in the east in the morning. Binoculars and a steady hand (or a tripod) will let you see the 4 largest moons of Jupiter and the crescent shape of Venus.


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.