FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2013
Media contact: Mary Lynn Norton
Settlemyre Planetarium Announces New Public Planetarium Shows
Rock Hill, SC – Starting April 30, the Museum of York County’s Settlemyre Planetarium will debut two new planetarium programs. Perfect Little Planet takes young space explorers on a tour of our solar system. They’ll travel with a family of extragalactic aliens who are looking for the perfect vacation spot. Ice Worlds reveals how the Earth has heated up over time and discusses how that might impact life on our planet. The program also shows where ice can be found on other worlds and moons in the solar system. These two new programs will join the live Carolina Skies which details the current nightly sky.
- Ice Worlds: Tuesday – Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
- Perfect Little Planet: Saturday at 11 a.m. April 30 – June 1;Tuesday – Saturday at 11 a.m. June 4 – August 10
- Carolina Skies: Saturday at 2 p.m. and the second Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.
Public planetarium programs are included in admission to the museum. Admission Cost: Adults, $5; Seniors, $4; Youth, $3; Free for CHM members and children 3 and under. The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Groups may schedule planetarium visits by calling Doris VanBenschoten at 803.909.7591 or DVanBenschoten@chmuseums.org.
The Carolina Skygazers Astronomy Club meets the second Tuesday of most months at the Museum of York County in the Settlemyre Planetarium. The club promotes the general knowledge of astronomy to the public through educational programs, observing sessions and special events. Prospective members are welcome to attend the Tuesday night meetings. The next meeting will be May 14th at 7:30 p.m. For more information and questions regarding public planetarium programs and the Carolina Skygazers, contact Jim Greenhouse at 803.909.7203 or JGreenhouse@chmuseums.org.