YHC’s Rollins Planetarium Presents “Planet Nine”

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
General College
Planetarium

Media Contact: Baylie Whitten
(706) 379-5339, bwhitten@yhc.edu

YHC’s Rollins Planetarium Presents “Planet Nine”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “Planet Nine” on the following Friday nights: May 17, June 14, June 21, July 12 and July 19. 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.

In 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave explorers their first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our solar system. The pictures sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Now scientists are making new discoveries about our solar system—and what it may be hiding: an object 10 times more massive than Earth far beyond the orbit of Neptune. Follow astronomer Mike Brown and his team as they uncover dwarf worlds like the remarkably bright Eris, egg-shaped Haumea and Sedna, whose orbit takes it deep into the far reaches of the solar system. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Viewers will tag along on Brown’s first night searching for a true ninth planet at the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.

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. Select “Get Tickets” under the date and time of the show you want to attend. 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 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, Georgia 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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