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Public Shows

The 2016-2017 season at O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features more than 30 Friday-evening public shows. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for best seats. No late seating is permitted. Public planetarium shows, with the exception of Cosmic Concerts, include a live-narrated “seasonal stargazing” segment in addition to the featured full-dome program. 


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


Any remaining tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each show.

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

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

Presented August 19 & 26, September 16 & 23 at 8 p.m.

Take a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity of moons! Narrated by actor Ed Helms, follow in the footsteps of astronauts to our own silvery Moon, then venture beyond to unfamiliar and exotic worlds. From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have truly spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system, and return home with newfound wonder about the dynamic and intricate cosmos in which we all live.

Fright Light II Laser Concert

Presented October 21 & 28 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Have a spooktacular time this Halloween with a howling good mix of tunes set to amazing laser lights from SkyLase, the only full-dome, full-color, solid-state laser projection system, and enhanced by our stunning star projector. Classic “monster music” favorites from the original Fright Light like “Thriller,” “Monster Mash” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” plus new selections including a Horror Movie Medley, are sure to send a tingle down your spine!
October 28 at 7 p.m. (This showing is currently sold out)
October 28 at 8 p.m. (This showing is currently sold out)

Skies Over Georgia

Presented November 11 at 8 p.m.
Featuring a live presenter and using the planetarium’s digital and optical star projectors to their fullest, this traditional star show allows audiences to explore the heavens as they appear above the mountains of north Georgia. Learn how to identify the planets and stars currently visible in the night sky, take a guided tour of the constellations and hear some of their fascinating stories. Appropriate for general audiences.
November 11 at 8 p.m.

STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe

Presented November 11 at 7 p.m.
Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS. Narrated by Mark Hamill— best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars—the show features stunning 3D animation and is suitable for all ages. Explore these powerhouses of the universe and man’s relationship with the night sky throughout history. Appropriate for children and families.
November 11 at 7 p.m.

Let It Snow

Presented November 18 at 7 p.m. and December 2 and 9 at 7 p.m.
This family friendly show with modern visualizations features a variety of holiday classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multimedia finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The merry soundtrack is visually enhanced with artistic animation and full-dome holiday scenery, making it a fun and entertaining experience for audiences of all ages.
November 18 at 7 p.m.
December 2 at 7 p.m.
December 9 at 7 p.m.

Season of Light

Presented November 18 at 8 p.m. and December 2 and 9 at 8 p.m.
This perennial holiday favorite is a show about the coldest and darkest of seasons—a time which holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year. Narrated by NPR’s Noah Adams, the show explores the traditions surrounding the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season—from the burning Yule log and the lighting of luminarias, to sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows. The program also explores possible astronomical explanations for the star that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem. Come and celebrate the season through the wonder of the planetarium’s star-filled sky.
November 18 at 8 p.m.
December 2 at 8 p.m.
December 9 at 8 p.m.