This perennial holiday favorite is a show about the coldest and darkest of seasons—a time which holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year. Narrated by NPR’s Noah Adams, the show explores the traditions surrounding the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season—from the burning Yule log to the lighting of luminarias, to sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows. The program also explores possible astronomical explanations for the star that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem. Come and celebrate the season through the wonder of the planetarium’s star-filled sky.
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.
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.
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.
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