If you've ever visited the planetarium before, you've never seen it like this! Everything below the dome is brand new. Settlemyre is now the only totally digital, full-dome theater in the Olde English District 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!
Travel to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet. Examine the ecosystems that thrive there and see how they are connected to each of us. Beyond Earth, discover how the existence of ice shapes the landscapes and features on other planets and moons in our solar system.
Perfect Little Planet
Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes - a family from another star seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, out best known dwarf planet. Sail through the rings of Saturn and walk on the surface of Mars.
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.
Spring 2013 Schedule: April 30 - June 1
Tuesday – Saturday at 3:30 p.m.: Ice Worlds
Saturday at 11 a.m. Children's Show: Perfect Little Planet
Saturday at 2 p.m.: Carolina Skies
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!
Special school holiday programs may be offered.
- Second Tuesday of Each Month
- Carolina Skygazers Astronomy Club Meeting: 7:30 p.m.
- Planetarium Show Carolina Skies: 8 p.m.; $2 per person (outside doors open 7:30 – 8 p.m.; no late seating; exhibits closed)
- Outside Telescopic Observing: After Planetarium – 9:30 p.m.; Free (canceled when the sky is cloudy)
If you would like to schedule a group for the planetarium, please contact 803.981.9182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may hear about two eclipses happening in May, but neither of them can be seen from the Carolinas. The solar eclipse on May 10 will happen over the Southern Pacific, and the lunar eclipse on May 25 will be so slight that it won't be visible. Read more here: