“Rock the Dome II” Planetarium Show Comes to YHC

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
General College
Planetarium

Media Contact: Jaime Levins
(706) 379-5373, jblevins@yhc.edu

“Rock the Dome II” Planetarium Show Comes to YHC

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “Rock the Dome II” on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and again on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The planetarium is housed in the Maxwell Center for Mathematics and Sciences on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Georgia. Each planetarium show costs $5 for adults, $3 for children and is free for YHC students, faculty and staff.

With a mix of classic rock selections from the late 1960s through the 1990s, “Rock the Dome II” features vignettes of the sights and sounds that symbolize the evolution of rock history. Full-dome, high-resolution computer animation is used to paint the planetarium dome, sending the audience whirling on animated flights through space and realistic landscapes surrounded by spinning, abstract art—all set to classic rock music from Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, U2 and more.

“Rock the Dome II” is a cosmic concert, which is a non-astronomy show containing loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars and other effects that some may find disruptive.

Planetarium tickets may be purchased in advance at yhc.edu/planetarium. For more information about the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium, please call (706) 379-5195.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution 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 an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has three academic divisions: Arts and Humanities, Professional Studies, and Mathematics, Science and Technology, with more than 1,400 students enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The historic campus in Young Harris, Georgia has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, residence facilities and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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