New Planetarium Show Comes to Young Harris College

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
General College
Planetarium

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

New Planetarium Show Comes to Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College will host “Phantom of the Universe” at the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, Friday, Jan. 25, Friday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 22. The planetarium is housed in the Maxwell Center for Mathematics and Sciences on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College Street, Young Harris, Ga. 30582. Each planetarium show costs $5 for adults, $3 for children and is free for YHC students, faculty and staff. All shows are open to the public.

From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider to close-up views of the Big Bang, “Phantom of the Universe” will immerse audiences in the search for dark matter. The first hints of its existence are revealed through the eyes of the scientist who coined the term “dark matter.” The show plummets deep underground to view the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine. From there, the show journeys across space and time, speeding alongside particles as they collide in spectacular explosions of light. The show features how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the true nature of dark matter. “Phantom of the Universe” is narrated by Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton.

For more information about planetarium events or to purchase tickets, please visit yhc.edu/planetarium.

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, Ga. 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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