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Rollins Planetarium Presents Howling Good Time “Halloween Laser Spooktacular” Concert

Friday, October 4, 2013

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

Rollins Planetarium Presents Howling Good Time "Halloween Laser Spooktacular" Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium will present two special showings of the frighteningly fun “Halloween Laser Spooktacular” concert at 7 and 8 p.m. on the following Friday evenings: Oct. 18 and Oct. 25. Planetarium admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free with YHC ID.

Experience larger than life laser caricatures of classic Halloween personalities such as the Great Pumpkin, Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy set to a spooktacular mix of tunes. Crowd favorites including “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters” and “Purple People Eater” are set to brilliant laser lights enhanced by the planetarium’s stunning Chronos star projector. The show guarantees a howling good time for all ages.

Laser concerts contain loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars and other effects that some may find disruptive. This show is 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 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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