Public Shows

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features shows for the general public on selected Friday evenings. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for best seats. No late seating is permitted. Public planetarium shows, with the exception of Cosmic Concerts, include a live-narrated “seasonal stargazing” segment in addition to the featured full-dome program.

Admission: $5 adults • $3 students per show
Free with YHC ID
Follow the links below to purchase tickets in advance. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each show.

Ooky Spooky Light Show
Ooky Spooky Light Show

Friday, October 22 and 29, 8 p.m.

This show is a delight for the entire family. Classic and favorite Halloween tunes such as “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” “Thriller,” and “Night on Bald Mountain,” as well as several pop songs with lyrics on the “creepy” side will come to life in this amazing full-dome graphics and light show. The visuals are fun, spooky, and will leave audiences smiling in delight. 

This show is sold out!

Skies Over Georgia
Skies Over Georgia

Friday, November 12, 2021, 8 p.m.

Featuring a live presenter and using the planetarium’s digital and optical star projectors to their 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.

This show is sold out!

Observatory Open House
Observatory Open House

Friday, November 12, 2021, 9 p.m.

On this special evening, the Young Harris College Observatory is open to the public for telescopic viewing, if skies are clear. 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. Observing sessions last up to one hour.

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

Season of Light
Season of Light

A Special Holiday Presentation

Friday, November 19, 2021, 8 p.m.

This perennial holiday favorite is a show about the coldest and darkest of seasons—a time which holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year. Narrated by NPR’s Noah Adams, the show explores the traditions surrounding the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season—from the burning Yule log and the lighting of luminarias, to sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows. The program also explores possible astronomical explanations for the star that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem. Come and celebrate the season through the wonder of the planetarium’s star-filled sky. 

This show is sold out!

Let it Snow*
Let it Snow*

A Holiday Music Journey

Friday, December 3 and Friday, December 10, 2021, 8 p.m.

This family friendly show with modern visualizations features a variety of holiday classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multimedia finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The merry soundtrack is visually enhanced with artistic animation and full-dome holiday scenery, making it a fun and entertaining experience for audiences of all ages. 

*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.