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Rollins Planetarium Presents Spooktacular “Fright Light” Laser Concert

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

Rollins Planetarium Presents Spooktacular “Fright Light” Laser Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium will present two special presentations of a thrilling and chilling laser concert, “Fright Light,” at 7 and 8 p.m. on the following Friday evenings: Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. Planetarium admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and free with YHC ID.

As Halloween approaches, have a spooktacular time with family and friends at “Fright Light,” a spine-tingling laser concert set to a howling good mix of tunes. Classic “monster music” favorites like “Monster Mash,” “Thriller” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” are set to amazing laser lights from SkyLase, the only full-dome, full-color solid-state laser projection system, and enhanced by the stunning Chronos star projector.

The show contains loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars and other effects that some may find disruptive and are not recommended for those who may have conditions that could be aggravated by this experience.

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features a state-of-the-art GOTO Chronos Space Simulator star projector with a state-of-the-art full-dome digital projection system, the Sky-Skan Definiti, in a 40-foot dome theater. 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 campus of Young Harris College.
 
If skies are clear, the Young Harris College Observatory is open immediately after planetarium shows. The observatory features a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and is located about 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. The observatory is open on the same dates as Rollins Planetarium.

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

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, 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. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

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