Settlemyre Planetarium

Museum of York County

Current Public Show Descriptions

Upcoming Public Shows

Astronomy Events

The Settlemyre Planetarium is a fully digital, full-dome planetarium at the Museum of York County, offering programs on a wide variety of scientific topics. Join us and journey from the Carolina Skies to beyond the Milky Way!

Current Public Show Descriptions  

Carolina Skies 
A live seasonal program that explores and explains what is currently visible in our nighttime skies.  From planets to stars to constellations, visitors of all ages can learn how to identify features in our Carolina Skies.

Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System
Experience the Solar System like never before – by traveling on a spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound! The audience is transported inside a special spacecraft that takes them to the Very Large Telescope to view the stars in the night sky, before lifting them off into space to visit Earth, Moon, Sun, and the planets of the Solar System. Each of the objects in space are represented with sounds as well as being presented with visuals. The audience listens to the stars appear and hear the planets orbit around their heads.

Wilbear’s Adventure
Follow Wilbear, the Teddy Bear, as he wants to fly and discover flight. His grandpa uses demonstrations about the nature of flight to build up to the story of the Wright Brothers’ historic first airplane experience. Grandpa Bear captivates audiences with tales of inventions over time, from kites and gliders to today’s jet planes. The program also includes some mythology and a few winged constellations.

Upcoming Public Shows

Schedule

Remember, ALL planetarium programs are FREE with museum admission!

Sunday
3:30 PM: Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System (Now – Feb. 26)

Tuesday-Friday:
3:30 PM: Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System (Now – Feb. 28)

Saturday:
11:00 AM: Wilbear’s Adventure (Now – Feb. 25)
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies 
3:30 PM: Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System (Now – Feb. 25)

Saturday, Feb. 11: Skies Over Hogwarts
This show is for Harry Potter Science Saturday and will play every 30 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m. The last showing will be at 3:30 p.m. 

Monday: Closed

Show schedules are subject to change without notice.

If you would like to schedule a group for the planetarium, please contact 803.981.9182 or scheduler@chmuseums.org.

Coming Soon

Sunday
3:30 PM: To Space & Back (March 5  –  April 30)

Tuesday-Friday:
3:30 PM: To Space & Back (March 1  –  April 30)

Saturday:
11:00 AM: The Accidental Astronauts (March 4 – April 29)
2:00 PM: Carolina Skies 
3:30 PM: To Space & Back (March 4  –  April 29)

Astronomy Events 

Carolina Skygazers Astronomy Club Meeting
The Carolina Skygazers Astronomy Club meets the second Tuesday of every month, except December, at 7:30 pm. We would love to have you join us!

The Museum doors open at 7 pm. Exhibits and all other spaces except for meeting areas are closed.

Meetings of the Carolina Skygazers are always free for members and prospective members.

For their latest news and events follow the Carolina Skygazers Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CSkygazers).