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.