Settlemyre is one of only two totally digital, full-dome theaters in the north-central region of South Carolina or the Charlotte metro area, 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

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Learn about planets beyond our Solar System and the techniques astronomers use to find them.
Backyard Adventure
An interactive children's show about seasons, the planets, the Moon, and the stars.

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.

2016 Schedule through December 3

Tuesday – Saturday at 3:30 pm: Exoplanets

Saturday at 2 p.m.: Carolina Skies

Saturday at 11 am: Backyard Adventure (Sep. 13 - 30)
                                 The Halloween Show (Oct. 1 -29)
                                 Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky (Nov. 1 - Dec. 3)

Sunday & Monday: Closed

 Planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!

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

Astronomy Events

 Mars shines brightly in the constellation of Sagittarius while Saturn is in Scorpius, the Scorpion.  The three stars of the Summer Triangle are nearly overhead in the evening, marking the constellations of Cygnus, Aquila, and Lyra.

Education Standards for Planetarium Programs