Settlemyre is the only totally digital, full-dome theater 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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Season of Light
This special holiday presentation explores the traditions surrounding the Christmas season and the star that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem.

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
A lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky.

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.

2015 Schedule Through December 31

Tuesday – Saturday at 3:30 pm: Season of Light

Saturday at 2 p.m.: Carolina Skies

Saturday at 11 am Children's Show: Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
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

Three of the planets are visible before dawn.  Look to the east in the morning.  Venus is lower and shines brighter than any star.  Jupiter is also bright, although not as bright as Venus, and is higher.  Red Mars is between Venus and Jupiter and is fainter than the other two planets, as it is on the opposite side of the Sun right now, but it still has an impressive red color. 

Education Standards for Planetarium Programs