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Public Shows

The 2014-2015 season at O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features more than 30 Friday-evening public shows. Presentations generally begin at 8 p.m., mid-August to April, and 8:30 p.m., May to early August. Arrive early for best seats. No late seating permitted. If skies are clear, the Young Harris College Observatory is open immediately following planetarium shows. The observatory is located about 1.5 miles from campus at Twiggs Overlook on the exit road leading from Brasstown Valley Resort. Maps are available at the planetarium. The observatory features a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, and observing sessions last up to one hour and include a guided tour of the constellations.

 

ADMISSION

  • Adults: $5
  • Children & Non-YHC Students: $3
  • YHC Students/Faculty/Staff: Free
  • Purchase tickets in advance online!

Tickets also available at the door 30 minutes prior to show.

For answers to frequently asked questions about our public planetarium shows, click here.

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

Presented January 23 & 30, February 20 & 27, and March 20 at 8 p.m.
There’s a place from which nothing escapes, not even light—where time and space literally come to an end. It is at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos and our imaginations. This exciting full-dome production, narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Liam Neeson, brings the current science of black holes to the dome screen. Zip through wormholes, witness the collision of giant galaxies and experience a simulated flight to a supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Cutting-edge science and Einstein’s theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?

Click here to view the trailer.

March 20 at 8 p.m.

 

KIDS NIGHT

Earth, Moon and Sun
Help Coyote explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun through Native American stories that distinguish between myths and science in this humorous show. This show is a production of Morehead Planetarium and is distributed by Sky-Skan, Inc.
March 27 at 7 p.m.

Click here to view the trailer.

March 27 at 7 p.m.

Cosmic Concert: Pink Floyd's The Wall

Presented April 17, 24 at 7 & 8 p.m.
Pink Floyd’s 1979 concept album The Wall was performed live with elaborate theatrical effects and even adapted into a feature film. Now it takes on a whole new look under the dome, as this gripping and spellbinding musical tale is coupled with mesmerizing laser art. Considered to be one of the best rock albums of all time, The Wall is beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. Audiences will be transported on a captivating and timeless journey during one of the most popular laser shows ever produced.

Apr. 17 at 7 p.m.              

Apr. 17 at 8 p.m.   

 Apr. 24 at 7 p.m.            

Apr. 24 at 8 p.m.

 

Not recommended for viewers who have conditions that could be aggravated by loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars and other similar effects.

Dynamic Earth

Presented May 22, 29, June 19 and July 24, 31 at 8:30 p.m.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, this award-winning show explores the inner workings of the global climate, Earth’s great life support system. With amazing visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this state-of-the-art production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into fiery volcanoes!

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May 22 at 8:30 p.m.      

May 29 at 8:30 p.m.     

June 19 at 8:30 p.m.

July 24 at 8:30 p.m.

July 31 at 8:30 p.m.
 

4th of JULY COSMIC CONCERTS

Laser Country
This star-spangled extravaganza is a boot-scootin’ good time for every generation! From Garth Brooks to Patsy Cline, this show features some of the greatest country hits of all time.

July 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Laser Spirit
This inspirational show will make you proud to be an American through laser effects, beautiful images, and a mix of pop, classic rock, oldies, and patriotic music.

July 3 at 8:30 p.m.

Not recommended for viewers who have conditions that could be aggravated by loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars and other similar effects.