Friday, June 23, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Get ready for Monday, August 21, 2017, when the Moon’s shadow will sweep across the nation, treating Young Harris to the sight of a lifetime: a rare and spectacular total solar eclipse. Young Harris is very well positioned for the event, lying completely within the narrow path of totality. Here at YHC, there’s an expected duration of two minutes and 20 seconds of totality, when the Moon will completely cover the sun and we will witness the amazing sight of day turning to night in the middle of the afternoon! Be prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event by viewing this all-new planetarium show, which will explain what happens to produce a total solar eclipse, including a preview of what you can expect to see, as well as important safety tips for viewing the eclipse.
Please note: Tickets are for one show at the date and time specified above. All seats are general admission with no assigned seat numbers. For best seat selection, it's a good idea to arrive early. For the safety of our visitors and in order to prevent accidents, late entry is not allowed. Likewise, once a show has started, if you leave the planetarium for any reason, re-entry is not allowed due to safety regulations in the darkened environment.
When purchasing online tickets with a credit card, a small fee is added to the ticket price by the company that does the processing; in other words, not by the college or planetarium. One benefit of purchasing online is the convenience of having guaranteed tickets in case of a sold-out show. Another benefit is that you can bypass the ticket desk in the planetarium lobby on arrival, and proceed directly to the planetarium entrance for seating when the doors open.
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O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College
Young Harris College’s O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features a state-of-the-art fulldome digital projection system, the Sky-Skan Definiti, along with a GOTO Chronos Space Simulator star projector in a 40-foot dome theater with 5.1 surround sound. This unique combination represents the next generation in planetarium technology, creating an immersive and engaging image over the entire dome surface and a powerful “you-are-there” experience for the audience.
With comfortable seating for 104, Rollins Planetarium offers public shows and educational opportunities for school groups throughout the year. Rollins Planetarium was made possible through the philanthropy of Wayne and Grace Rollins.
O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium is located on the YHC campus in Young Harris. From US Highway 76/GA Highway 515, turn into the campus at the traffic light in Young Harris, then take a left at the end of the street. Rollins Planetarium is located in Maxwell Center, the second building on the left.
The 2016-2017 season at O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium features more than 30 Friday-evening public shows. Public planetarium shows, with the exception of Laser and Cosmic Concerts, include a live-narrated “seasonal stargazing” segment in addition to the featured full-dome program.