Friday Starry Nights — Returns January 11

Join us for a night under the stars in the newly renovated T.C. Hooper Planetarium with a new 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more! 

Attention Members: If you are unable to attend a show for which you have reserved tickets, please email Kelli Cox at


Daniel Observatory

Friday Nights 6:00pm — 6:50pm

Take an imaginative look at the stories and legends about Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. This animated show is ideal for family audiences and younger viewers.

Then join our astronomer as we learn to spot Orion and his faithful dog Sirius in the night sky.

Recommended for age 4 and above.

The Observatory is open from 7:00pm – 9:15pm.  

 Click here to purchase tickets online.


7:30pm Feature Show: EXPLODING UNIVERSE

Daniel Observatory

Friday Nights 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Follow the path of one particle, a proton, as it participates in some of nature’s most astounding events of rebirth and renewal through explosions: from supernovae and colliding black holes to super volcanoes and proton collisions.
Recommended for ages 7 - adult

Observatory opens 7:00 – 9:15pm


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Upstate’s Sky Tonight included with the 7:30pm show

Upstate’s Sky Tonight

Learn what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events.


Order Tickets Online or at the Planetarium

We accept all major credit cards. Tickets are non-refundable.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

  • $6.00 for Adults and Teens
  • $5.00 Children (ages 4-12)
  • $5.00 Senior Citizens (age 60 & over)
  • $5.00 Military
  • FREE - RMSC Members - GCS employees with pass
  • Children age 3 and under - Not recommended

Members: When you go to purchase tickets you must be Signed In to receive your discounted rate! Simply click Sign In (or click Register to first create your web login) at the top of the page you are taken to after clicking on the “Click to Buy Tickets” button. Your discount will be reflected during checkout. Refunds will not be given if you forget to sign in.

A Ticket for Each Showtime Includes:

  • “Upstate’s Sky Tonight” (7:30pm)
    Learn what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events.
  • 6:00pm “Legends of the Night Sky:Orion” or
    7:30pm “Exploding Universe”
  • SpacePark 360 Virtual Rollercoaster
  • Viewing at the Daniel Observatory (weather permitting)

Please arrive early.  You will need to have your ticket scanned prior to showtime.
Seating begins 15 minutes early.
Show begins promptly at showtime.
No entry after feature show begins.
Handicap visitors with walkers or wheel chairs should arrive 30 minutes early in order to request special seating.



Daniel Observatory (7:00-9:15pm) on Friday Starry Nights (weather permitting)

Daniel ObservatoryJoin our Astronomers in the Daniel Observatory for a spectacular view through the 23 inch refractor telescope.  Built in 1882 for Princeton University and used for astronomical research until 1964, this historic telescope is the 8th largest refractor in North America.



A 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, S.C. 29615   P 864.355.8900   F 864.355.8948