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.

The Sun: Our Living Star
The Sun: Our Living Star

FRIDAY, January 21 and friday, January 28, 2022, 8 P.M.
friday, february 18 and friday, february 25, 2022, 8 p.m.

The Sun is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky—day by day, month by month—was how humanity kept track of time for countless generations. Although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of its violent surface in this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

Skies Over Georgia
Skies Over Georgia

FRIDAY, March 25, 2022, 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.

Observatory Open House
Observatory Open House

FRIDAY, march 25, 2022, 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.

Led Zeppelin Cosmic Concert*
Led Zeppelin Cosmic Concert*

FRIDAY, April 22, 2022 and friday, april 29, 2022, 8 P.M.

Led Zeppelin’s cosmic concert remains one of the most popular music shows ever performed in planetariums. Back by popular demand, this fulldome 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.”

Wildest Weather in the Solar System
Wildest Weather in the Solar System

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, june 10, 2022 and friday, june 17, 2022, 8 P.M.

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. From a storm with the power of a 100‐megaton hydrogen bomb, to a dust storm that can engulf an entire planet, you'll be glad you live on Earth!

*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.