Settlemyre is one of only two totally digital, full-dome theaters 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
Saturday at 2 p.m.: Carolina Skies
Saturday at 11 am: Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
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 email@example.com.
Venus is slowly climbing higher in the southwestern sky. It is the third brightest object in the sky, only dimmer than the Sun and Moon, and it is the first star-like object visible after sunset. It sets between 2 and 3 hours after sunset this month.
Mars is also in the evening sky this month, beginning December in Capricornus and later moving into Aquarius. It is dimmer than Venus and to its east, but remains a ruddy, rusty red. Mars will set around 9pm this month.
Jupiter is the second brightest planet after Venus. It rises around 2am at the beginning of December and at midnight by the end of thear. Jupiter is high in the sky and shines brightly at dawn.am.
December brings the annual Geminid Meteor Shower. This year they are expected to peak in the early morning hours of December 14 (i.e. the night of December 13-14). The full moon this month will make it difficult to see any but the very brightest of meteors.