You are here

Public Shows

The 2017-2018 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. 

ADMISSION

  • 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.

Back to the Moon for Good

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. This show is a production of XPRIZE, created by NSC Creative.
 
Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.
 
 
Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
 

 

The Ooky Spooky Light Show

This new show is a delight for the entire family. Classic and favorite Halloween tunes such as “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” “Thriller,” and “Night on Bald Mountain,” as well as several pop songs with lyrics on the “creepy” side will come to life in this amazing full-dome graphics and light show. The visuals are fun, spooky, and will leave audiences smiling in delight.
 
Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
 
 
Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.
 
 
Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.
 
 
Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
 
 
 

 

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

Special program for children and families
Travel to space with Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House® as they answer questions left in a mysterious note. The brother-sister duo is taken on an adventurous journey of learning with special friends. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get… Well, we don’t want to give it away. The adventure is just beginning!
 
Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
 

 

Skies Over Georgia

Traditional live star show for general audiences
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.
 
Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.
 

 

Let It Snow

Traditional live star show for general audiences
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.
 
Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
 
 
Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
 
 
Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.
 

 

Season of Light

Special Holiday Presentation
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 to 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.
 
Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.
 
 
Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.
 
 
Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.