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

Click here for available school 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.
 
Weather: Wonders & Mysteries Revealed
This show explores fascinating weather phenomena found on planet Earth. Topics include the water cycle, seasons, clouds and cloud types, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, space weather and more.
 
Flight Adventures
Dreams of flying, model aircraft and a young girl and her grandfather come together in this show about the science of aeronautics. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. See images of aircraft past, present and future and imagine where flight might take us.
 
 
Schedule
 
Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
  
Tuesday-Friday at 3:30 PM:
Weather: Wonders & Mysteries Revealed, through June 8
 
Every Saturday:
11:00 AM: Children's Planetarium Show:
Flight Adventures (through June 8)
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies
3:30 PM: Weather: Wonders &  Mysteries Revealed (through June 8)

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

The bright constellations of winter, Taurus, Orion, and Canis Major, are low in the evening sky to the west, and are soon gone for the year.

Early morning risers are treated to three bright planets in the pre-dawn sky. Jupiter is highest, followed by Mars and Saturn to the east.

The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22. Looks for meteors around the constellations Hercules and Lyra, both which don't rise until around midnight. The Lyrids typically produce only 15-20 meteors per hour in completely dark skies, but occasionally put on a show.

Saturday, April 28

 Earth Day, Birthday (10 am - 3 pm)

 Special planetarium shows every half hour.