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!

Due to technical difficulties the planetarium will be closed until further notice. 

Upcoming Public Shows 

Birth of Planet Earth

Produced by Spitz Creative Media and narrated by Game of Thrones actor Richard Dormer, Birth of Planet Earth tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own. The film employs advanced, data-driven, cinematic-quality visualizations to explore some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?

Big Bird’s Adventure: One World, One Sky

Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take you on a journey to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon!

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: Birth of Planet Earth

 Saturday:

11:00 AM: Big Bird’s Adventure: One World, One Sky

2:00 PM: Carolina Skies 

3:30 PM: Birth of Planet Earth

Sunday:

 3:30 PM: Birth of Planet Earth

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).


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.