Rollins Planetarium to Present Additional Viewings of “Totally Eclipsed!”

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Planetarium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Maddy Elledge
(706) 379-5319, melledge@yhc.edu

Rollins Planetarium to Present Additional Viewings of “Totally Eclipsed!”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College is pleased to present additional viewings of the crowd favorite “Totally Eclipsed!” on the following dates:

Friday, July 28, at 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Planetarium admission per show is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free with YHC ID. Tickets are available for advanced purchase online at yhc.edu/planetarium or at the door 30 minutes prior to each show.

Get ready for Monday, Aug. 21, when the moon’s shadow will sweep across the nation, treating Young Harris, Ga., to the sight of a lifetime: a rare and spectacular total solar eclipse. Young Harris is very well positioned for the event, lying completely within the narrow path of totality. At YHC, there is an expected duration of 2 minutes and 20 seconds of totality, when the moon will completely cover the sun and we will witness the amazing sight of day turning to night in the middle of the afternoon!

Be prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event by viewing this all-new planetarium show, which will explain what happens to produce a total solar eclipse, including a preview of what you can expect to see, as well as important safety tips for viewing the eclipse.

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features a state-of-the-art GOTO Chronos Space Simulator star projector with a full-dome digital projection system, the Sky-Skan Definiti, in a 40-foot dome theater with 5.1 surround sound. With comfortable seating for 104, Rollins Planetarium offers public shows and educational opportunities for school groups throughout the year. Rollins Planetarium is located in the Maxwell Center on the YHC campus.

For more information about the planetarium, call (706) 379-5195 or visit yhc.edu/planetarium.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2016-2017 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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