YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium will present two frighteningly amazing showings of “Halloween Laser Spooktacular” at 7 and 8 p.m. on the following Friday evenings: Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. Planetarium admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free with YHC ID.
As Halloween approaches, get ready to mash with monsters, family and friends in this spellbinding sing-along featuring classic Halloween hits such as “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Purple People Eater” along with a sprinkling of crowd-pleasing current pop and rock songs. Floating laser caricatures and animations of legendary Halloween personalities make for a fun time on an epic scale. Halloween has never looked so dazzling—thanks to SkyLase, the full-dome, full-color solid-state laser projections system and our stunning Chronos star projector.
Laser concerts contain loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars and other effects that some may find disruptive. This show is not recommended for those who may have conditions that could be aggravated by this experience.
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 yhc.edu/planetarium.
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 is 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 yhc.edu.
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