A lot on tap at the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium in February

Friday, February 2, 2024
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A lot on tap at the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium in February

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — From frozen vistas to eclipses to immersive music experiences, the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College as a little of everything on tap for shows in February.

This month’s shows are:

Ice Worlds - Feb. 9 @ 8 p.m.

Take a tour of frozen vistas throughout our solar system to explore the critical relationship between ice and life. Studying our neighbors in space increases understanding of the natural cycles and human influence on ice, snow, and water on Earth and its ever-changing climate. 

Totality - Feb. 23 @ 7 & 8 p.m.

Total solar eclipses are a rare and beautiful phenomenon, and in this new planetarium show you will learn how eclipses happen, how to safely view one, and where the 2023 annular solar eclipse and 2024 total solar eclipse will take place. Join us as we understand the science behind solar eclipses and how to view the April 8 solar eclipse as a partial eclipse locally. Before you leave be sure to grab a free pair of eclipse glasses! 

Music of the Spheres: An Immersive Planetarium Experience with Live Music - Feb. 28 & 29 @ 7 & 8 p.m.

This is a live concert given by the renowned Young Harris College Concert and Chamber Choirs. The concert features music from several genres representing a variety of historical periods, all programmed around the theme of heavenly objects and fixtures of the night sky. Songs include "Choose Something Like a Star" by Randall Thompson, "Ballad to the Moon" by Daniel Elder, "Ad Astra" by Jacob Narverud, and more! This is a concert you don't want to miss!

Tickets can also be purchased online via Eventbrite by visiting here.

Purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended since planetarium shows often sell out. For planetarium shows, guests are encouraged to arrive early for best seats.

Public planetarium shows, with the exception of Cosmic Concerts, include a live-narrated “season stargazing” segment in addition to the featured full-dome program.

Planetarium Admission:

  • $5 Adults per show
  • $3 Children per show
  • Free for Children under 4 years of age
  • Free with YHC ID

Tickets can be purchased online in advance by clicking on the show dates below. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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 four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Professional Studies. Approximately 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the Conference Carolinas. For more information, visit yhc.edu.