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 and Upcoming 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.

The Halloween Show

All the teachers are sick so it’s up to Holly, a student witch, to go to the annual Halloween Conference. What if she gets lost? No problem. A friend, Jack O’Lantern, shows Holly how to use the stars to find her way around the night sky. The history and traditions of Halloween are presented in a fun, non-scary style.

Spooky Space

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the stars -- the stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts – and their counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae.

 

Schedule
 Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
  

Tuesday-Friday:

3:30 PM: Spooky Space (October 1 - November 1)

Every Saturday:

11:00 AM The Halloween Show (October 5 - 19)

2:00 PM: Carolina Skies (Saturdays)

3:30 PM: Spooky Space (October 1 - November 2)

Sunday & Monday: Closed

 
** Show schedules are subject to change without notice. 
 

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

Jupiter is the highlight of the  fall evening sky, shining more brightly than any star.

The bright object to the left (east) of Jupiter is the planet Saturn

Mercury is 6° south of the Moon on the September 29th. It is still difficult to view all month long.

Venus sets about ½ hour after sunset. However, during its short appearance it is at magnitude -3.9.

Mars is in conjunction with the Sun and will not be visible again until the third week in October at dawn.

Join the Museum of York County for Boo-seum on Wednesday October 30 from 9:00 am until noon and for Sppoky Science on Saturday October 26 from 10 am - 4 pm. Both events feature special planetarium shows every 30 minutes.