CANCELLED: Rollins Planetarium to Present “STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe”
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Rollins Planetarium to Present “STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe”
Young Harris, Ga. – Young Harris College’s O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium will present “STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe” on the following Friday evenings at 8 p.m.: Jan. 22 and 29, Feb. 19 and 26, and March 18. Planetarium admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free with YHC ID. Tickets are available for advance purchase online at yhc.edu/planetarium or at the door 30 minutes prior to each show.
Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS. This dramatic program explores the powerhouses of the universe and man’s relationship with the night sky throughout history. Narrated by Mark Hamill—best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars—the show features stunning 3D animation and is suitable for all ages.
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. 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 1,200 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. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and is a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2015-2016 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.