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March shows announced for O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Everything from a Magic Tree House to the skies of Georgia will illuminate the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College in March. 

“We have some great shows lined up in March including the ‘Magic Tree House’ which is a great one for family and children. In addition, our ‘Skies Over Georgia’ highlights the constellations we can see here in North Georgia,” said Lauren Albain, Planetarium director. “We’ll also have the Observatory open – weather permitting – which is a wonderful opportunity to see the planets and stars for yourself.” 

Here is the lineup for March: 

Magic Tree House: Space Mission – March 22, 7 p.m. 

A special program for children and families. Travel with brother-sister duo Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House® as they answer 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. 

Skies Over Georgia – March 22, 8 p.m. 

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. 

Observatory Open House – March 28, 8 p.m. 

On these special evenings, the Young Harris College Observatory is open to the public for telescopic viewing, if skies are clear and weather permitting. If the weather is unreasonably cloudy or rainy, the observatory will not be open. 

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. Observing sessions last up to one hour or more.  Please note: Limited parking; no shuttle service; no restroom facilities; uphill walk from the parking area. There are no tickets required for the observatory. All observatory open house events are free and open to the public. 

Planetarium tickets can also be purchased online via Eventbrite by visiting the following link. Purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended since planetarium shows often sell out. 

For planetarium shows, guests are encouraged to arrive early for the 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 

Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door 30 minutes before showtime.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires, and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Professional Studies. Approximately 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the Conference Carolinas. For more information, visit