Rollins Planetarium Presents “Back to the Moon for Good”

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
General College
Planetarium
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Maddy Elledge
(706) 379-5319, melledge@yhc.edu

Rollins Planetarium Presents “Back to the Moon for Good”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium will kick off an exciting season with “Back to the Moon for Good” at 8 p.m. on the following Friday evenings: Sept. 15 and Sept. 22. Planetarium admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free with YHC ID. Tickets are available for advance purchase online at yhc.edu/planetarium. Remaining tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each show.

Narrated by actor Tim Allen, this show follows teams around the world competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. To win, a team must place a robot on the Moon's surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high-definition video and images back to Earth. This global competition is designed to inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries—but by the citizens of the world. The show ends with an intriguing glimpse of plausible scenarios for our future on the Moon. 

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 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 1,200 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 2017-2018 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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