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Friday, June 17, 2016
Media Contact: Maddy Elledge
(706) 379-5319,
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Rollins Planetarium to Present “Summer Laser Jam” and “American Pride Laser Spectacular” Cosmic Concerts

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium will present “Summer Laser Jam” on Friday, July 1, at 7 p.m. followed by “American Pride Laser Spectacular” at 8 p.m. Planetarium admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free with YHC ID. Tickets are available for advanced purchase online at or at the door 30 minutes prior to each show.

“Summer Laser Jam” goes where no other laser show has gone before—on summer vacation. “Summer Laser Jam” is a fun laser show featuring pop and rock music. The show’s laser characters, animations, and music are all family-friendly, making this an ideal program for people of all ages who are looking to take a break from the summer heat and enjoy sunny beaches and cool sea breezes from the indoors.

Afterwards, celebrate America’s spirit of innovation, discovery, and exploration with a musical and laser program that highlights several historical U.S. events. This program boosts American spirit at a time of year when it is important to remember that freedom is a sacrifice. America’s diversity is her strength, and “American Pride Laser Spectacular” celebrates that theme with an exciting mix of mainstream patriotically oriented songs and current pop and rock music.

Laser concerts contain loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars and other effects that some may find disruptive. This show is not recommended doe those who may have conditions that could be aggravated by this experiences.

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features a state-of-the-art GOTO Chronos Space Simulator star projector with a full-dome digital projection system, the Sky-Skan Definiti, in a 40-foot dome theater with 5.1 surround sound. With comfortable seating for 104, Rollins Planetarium offers public shows and educational opportunities for school groups throughout the year. Rollins Planetarium is located in the Maxwell Center on the YHC campus.

If skies are clear, the YHC Observatory is open immediately after planetarium shows. The observatory features a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and is located around 1.5 miles from campus at Brasstown Valley Resort. Maps are available at the planetarium. Observing sessions last up to one hour and include a guided tour of the constellations.

For more information about planetarium and observatory events, call (706) 379-5195 or visit

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college 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 the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,200 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2015-2016 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit