Public Planetarium Shows

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features shows for the general public on select Friday evenings. Tickets for shows can be purchased at the door with cash or check. Tickets can also be purchased online via Eventbrite by clicking on the show dates listed below. Purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended, since planetarium shows often sell out. Observatory open houses do not require tickets.

For planetarium shows, guests are encouraged to arrive early for best seats.
Public planetarium shows, with the exception of Cosmic Concerts, include a live-narrated “season stargazing” segment in addition to the featured full-dome program.

Planetarium Admission:

  • $5 Adults per show
  • $3 Children per show
  • Free for Children under 4 years of age
  • Free with YHC ID

Tickets can be purchased online in advance by clicking on the show dates below. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Planetarium and Observatory Schedule of Events

Ice Worlds
Ice Worlds

Take a tour of frozen vistas throughout our solar system to explore the critical relationship between ice and life. Studying our neighbors in space increases understanding of the natural cycles and human influence on ice, snow and water on Earth and its ever-changing climate.

Friday, January 26, 8 p.m.

Friday, February 9, 8 p.m.

Total solar eclipses are a rare and beautiful phenomenon, and in this new planetarium show you will learn how eclipses happen, how to safely view one, and where the 2023 annular solar eclipse and 2024 total solar eclipse will take place. Join us as we understand the science behind solar eclipses & how to view the April 8th solar eclipse as a partial eclipse locally. Before you leave be sure to grab a free pair of eclipse glasses! 
Music of the Spheres
Music of the Spheres: An Immersive Planetarium Experience with Live Choral Music

This is a live concert given by the renown Young Harris College Concert and Chamber Choirs. The concert features music from several genres representing a variety of historical periods, all programed around the theme of heavenly objects and fixtures of the night sky. Songs include "Choose Something Like a Star" by Randall Thompson, "Ballad to the Moon" by Daniel Elder, "Ad Astra" by Jacob Narverud, and more! This is a concert you don't want to miss! 

Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Magic Tree House: Space Mission

A special program for children & families!

Travel with brother-sister duo Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House® as they proceed to answer the questions left for them in a mysterious note. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get…well, we don’t want to give it away. The adventure is just beginning!

Friday, March 22, 7 p.m.

Skies Over Georgia
Skies Over Georgia

Featuring a live presenter and using the planetarium's optical star projector to its fullest, this traditional star show allows audiences to explore the heavens as they appear above the mountains of north Georgia. Learn how to identify the planets and stars currently visible in the night sky, take a guided tour of the constellations and hear some of their fascinating stories.

Friday, March 22, 8 p.m.

Led Zeppelin Cosmic Concert
Led Zeppelin Cosmic Concert*

Back by popular demand, this full-dome video extravaganza is ready to rock Rollins Planetarium! This one-of-a-kind concert transports the audience into a series of fantastical and surrealistic settings, taking visitors on a captivating journey led by this legendary rock band. The motions are calculated to heighten the transportive feeling, drawing audiences deeper into the ever-changing landscape of sight and sound. The soundtrack includes Led Zeppelin classics such as “Kashmir,” “Black Dog,” “Over the Hills and Far Away,” “Stairway to Heaven” and “Rock and Roll.”

Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 8 p.m.

Space Aliens
Space Aliens

Join our “experts” on alien life— one hopeful, the other skeptical— as they try to convince each other whether or not life exists beyond the Earth. Follow their astrobiology arguments from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy! From ancient philosophers to modern-day scientists scouring the sky for exoplanets, humans have always wondered who else might be “out there.” This all-new show takes visitors on an incredible journey in an attempt to answer the ultimate question of the Universe: Are we alone?

Friday, May 3, 8 p.m.

Observatory Open House

On these special evenings, the Young Harris College Observatory is open to the public for telescopic viewing, if skies are clear and weather permitting. The observatory features a 14-inch telescope and is located around 1.5 miles from campus at Twiggs Overlook on the exit road leading from Brasstown Valley Resort. Maps will be available at the planetarium as well as here. Observing sessions last up to one hour.

Please note: Limited parking; no shuttle service; no restroom facilities; uphill walk from parking area. 

Observatory Open House Dates:

March 28 8 p.m.

May 9 8 p.m.



*Cosmic Concerts are non-astronomy programs containing loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars and other effects that some may find disruptive. They are not recommended for those who may have conditions that could be aggravated by this experience.