YHC’s Rollins Planetarium Presents “The Sun: Our Living Star”

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
General College
Planetarium

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “The Sun: Our Living Star,” an astronomy-centered show, on Friday, January 21 at 8 p.m., Friday, January 28 at 8 p.m., Friday, February 18 at 8 p.m., and Friday, February 25 at 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 Street, Young Harris, Georgia. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and children, and is free for YHC students and employees with YHC ID.

The sun is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse. It is the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather, and all life. Although it is a typical dwarf star, the sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. In this visually striking planetarium show, the audience will discover the secrets of our most important star and experience never-before-seen images of its violent surface.

Planetarium tickets may be purchased in advance at yhc.edu/planetarium. From there, select the link to “Public Shows” for a listing of upcoming show dates and times. Each show listing has an option to purchase tickets. Click or tap on the “Purchase Tickets” button to buy tickets through the corresponding Eventbrite page.

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 four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 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 prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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