From the creation of black holes to the birth and death of stars to the fundamental question of the formation of the universe, astronomy awes and inspires us. Young Harris College offers a minor in astronomy, providing a springboard to further studies in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.
Astronomy classes at Young Harris College are held in the Rollins Planetarium, which features a state-of-the-art Sky-Skan Definiti digital fulldome projection system and a Goto Chronos Space Simulator star projector housed in a 40-foot dome. The department also has an astronomical observatory located a short distance from campus, outfitted with numerous telescopes, including a Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector, operating under the dark skies and high elevation of northern Georgia. The planetarium and observatory offer a full season of programs such as public Friday night shows and weekday shows for schools and other groups.
For more information, contact Steve Morgan, Director of the Rollins Planetarium and Instructor of Astronomy at Young Harris College.