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YHC’s Rollins Planetarium to Host Special Kids Night for Families

Thursday, March 13, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310, klwaldroup@yhc.edu

Young Harris College’s Rollins Planetarium to Host Special Kids Night for Families

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium will present “The Friendly Stars” as part of a special Kids Night program for children and families on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. Planetarium admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free with YHC ID.

Introduce your little astronomer to the wonders of the sky with “The Friendly Stars,” an interactive show that provides a highlighted tour of the solar system and an introduction to the daytime and nighttime skies. A live narrator along with Sol, the Sun character, and the chatty stars of the night sky will guide viewers through delightful animation sequences.

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features a state-of-the-art GOTO Chronos Space Simulator star projector with a full-dome digital projection system, the Sky- Skan Definiti, in a 40-foot dome theater with 5.1 surround sound. Recently renovated with comfortable seating for 104, Rollins Planetarium offers public shows and educational opportunities for school groups throughout the year. Rollins Planetarium is located in the Maxwell Center on the YHC campus.

If skies are clear, the YHC Observatory is open immediately after planetarium shows. The observatory features a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and is located around 1.5 miles from campus at Brasstown Valley Resort. Maps are available at the planetarium. Observing sessions last up to one hour and include a guided tour of the constellations.

For more information about planetarium and observatory events, call (706) 379-5195 or visit yhc.edu/planetarium.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

 

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