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Lauren Albin

Lauren Albin

Director of the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium; Instructor of Astronomy


Lauren Albin joined the YHC family in 2022. She specializes in telescopes, star lore, and poetry. She came to YHC from Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta, GA where she worked in the planetarium and observatory. Since arriving at Young Harris College, Lauren has hosted numerous shows in the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium and opened the college’s observatory for YHC students, local school groups and members of the surrounding community. Lauren teaches astronomy courses like “Introduction to the Solar System” and “Beyond the Solar System” for both YHC and Young Harris Early College students. She is also a published poet and translator of Korean poetry. In her freetime, she likes to read and travel. 



  • M.S. Space Studies, American Public University
  • M.F.A. Creative Writing, Arizona State University
  • B.A. English Literature – Creative Writing, Agnes Scott College
Areas of Teaching Specialties/Research Interests: 
  • Astronomy
  • Telescopes
  • Star Lore, Poetry
  • Korean Poetry
  • Translation