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

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.
 
From Earth to the Universe 2.0
This stunning 30-minute voyage through time and space conveys, through an arresting combinations of sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science.
 
Legends of the NIght Sky: Orion
Take a lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. 
 
The Sun: Our Living Star
Discovery the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun's violent surface.
 
Dinosaur Discovery
Long before the dinosaurs' massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died.
Schedule
 Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
  
Tuesday-Friday:
3:30 PM: From Earth to the Universe 2.0 (through March 8)
3:30 PM: The Sun: Our living Star (March 12 - April 27)

Every Saturday and public school holidays:
11:00 AM: Legends of the Night Sky: Orion (through March 2)
Dinosaur Discovery (March 16 - April 6)
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies (Saturdays)
3:30 PM: From Earth to the Universe 2.0 (through March 2)
The Sun: Our Living Star (March 12 - April 27)

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

A gathering of planets can be found in the east in the morning sky. The bright disk you see higher is Jupter. Lower and even brighter is the planet Venus. If you look higher and to the right (west), you may notice Antares, bright and reddish , in the sky. Antares is the brightest star in the constellation of Scorpius, the Scorpion.

Mars is now the only bright planet visible in the evening sky. Find it in the southwest after dusk. It sets by 11:30 pm
Saturday March 9, from 10am - 4pm, marks the Museum of York County's annual Harry Potter Science Saturday. The day is devoted to activities and information featuring real science based on the popular Harry Potter series of books. A planetarium show, given throughout the day, features an astronomy class, just like those in the books.