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Rollins Planetarium Presents “Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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

Rollins Planetarium Presents “Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon” Featuring Classic Hits

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.—Young Harris College’s O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium will present the one-of-a-kind concert “Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon” on the following Friday evenings at 7 and 8 p.m.: April 18 and April 25. Planetarium admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free with YHC ID.

Surround yourself with the dazzling sights and sounds of Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album, a psychedelic masterpiece released 40 years ago that still stands as the ultimate expression of the band’s sonic artistry. 

Considered by many critics to be the album that brought commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, “Dark Side of the Moon” offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its atmospheric soundscapes, combined with a unique assortment of sound effects, yield an emotional resonance. Accompanied by a diverse display of laser art, audiences are enveloped in a dramatic atmosphere. The soundtrack features classic hits such as “Money,” “Time,” “Us and Them,” and “The Great Gig in the Sky.”
 
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.

 

“Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon”
 

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