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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. 

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.

Perfect Little Planet

Presented March 31 at 7 p.m. 
 
Special program for children and families
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes—a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is a solar system journey for space travelers of all ages!

March 31 at 7 p.m.

 
 
 

Skies Over Georgia

Presented March 31 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.
 
March 31 at 8 p.m.
 
 
 

Laser U2

Presented April 21 at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. and April 28 at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
 
This entertaining laser presentation showcases one of the greatest bands of the last three decades, featuring U2’s timeless classic and modern hits, set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immersive journey through the rise and success of the boys from Dublin, including such classics as “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “Beautiful Day,” and “With or Without You.”
 
April 21 at 7 p.m.
 
 
April 21 at 8 p.m.
 
 
April 28 at 7 p.m.
 
 
April 28 at 8 p.m.
 
 

Totally Eclipsed!

Presented May 19 at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. and June 23 at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
 
Get ready for Monday, August 21, 2017, when the Moon’s shadow will sweep across the nation, treating Young Harris to the sight of a lifetime: a rare and spectacular total solar eclipse. Young Harris is very well positioned for the event, lying completely within the narrow path of totality. Here at YHC, there’s an expected duration of two minutes and 20 seconds of totality, when the Moon will completely cover the sun and we will witness the amazing sight of day turning to night in the middle of the afternoon! Be prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event by viewing this all-new planetarium show, which will explain what happens to produce a total solar eclipse, including a preview of what you can expect to see, as well as important safety tips for viewing the eclipse.
 
May 19 at 7 p.m.
 
 
May 19 at 8 p.m.
 
 
June 23 at 7 p.m.
 
 
June 23 at 8 p.m.
 
 
 
 

Laser Country

Presented June 30 at 7 p.m. 
 
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.
 
June 30 at 7 p.m.
 
 
 

Laser Spirit

Presented June 30 at 8 p.m. 
 
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.
 
June 30 at 8 p.m.
 
 

Totally Eclipsed!

Presented July 21 at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. and July 28 at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
 
Get ready for Monday, August 21, 2017, when the Moon’s shadow will sweep across the nation, treating Young Harris to the sight of a lifetime: a rare and spectacular total solar eclipse. Young Harris is very well positioned for the event, lying completely within the narrow path of totality. Here at YHC, there’s an expected duration of two minutes and 20 seconds of totality, when the Moon will completely cover the sun and we will witness the amazing sight of day turning to night in the middle of the afternoon! Be prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event by viewing this all-new planetarium show, which will explain what happens to produce a total solar eclipse, including a preview of what you can expect to see, as well as important safety tips for viewing the eclipse.
 
July 21 at 7 p.m.
 
 
July 21 at 8 p.m.
 
 
July 28 at 7 p.m.
 
 
July 28 at 8 p.m.