YHC’s Rollins Planetarium Presents “Explore”

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
General College
Planetarium

 

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “Explore” on the following Friday nights: Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28. Each show begins 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 St., Young Harris, Georgia. Each planetarium show costs $5 for adults, $3 for children and is free for YHC students, faculty and staff.

This show explores the story of humanity’s fascination with the stars—from ancient stargazers to the breakthrough discoveries of scientists like Johannes Kepler. Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Kepler’s Laws are fundamental in physics and astronomy and central to modern spaceflight. The show demonstrates how those laws work using simple, easy-to-understand animations and clear explanations.

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 date and time links to an Eventbrite page where tickets can be purchased.

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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