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Public Shows

The 2019-2020 season at O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features 30 Friday-evening public shows. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for the 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. 


  • Adults: $5 per show
  • Children & Non-YHC Students: $3 per show
  • YHC Students, Faculty and Staff: Free
  • Purchase tickets in advance online!


Remaining tickets, if any, will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to each show.

For answers to frequently asked questions about our public planetarium shows, click here.


Cancelled: Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Join us on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. You’ll fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan and a 400-year-old hurricane whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. After seeing a storm with the power of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb and a dust storm that can engulf an entire planet, you’ll be glad you live on Earth!


CANCELLED: Observatory Open House

On these special evenings, the Young Harris College Observatory is open to the public for telescopic viewing, if the 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: there is limited parking, no shuttle service and no restroom facilities. Additionally, it’s an uphill walk from the parking area.