In the winter I am always seeking fun indoor family ideas of activities to enjoy! Rollins Planetarium located in Young Harris is a great place to visit any time of the year but being it is indoors, definitely a great winter idea! On January 17th, they will be showing “Ice Worlds” where you can take a tour of frozen vistas throughout the solar system to explore the critical relationship between ice and life. Generally the planetarium shows are on Friday nights so check out the various dates it will be shown on their website. Here you can check out a preview of the show.
The shows begin at 8:00 and admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for children. 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. Recently renovated with comfortable seating for 104, Rollins Planetarium offers public shows and educational opportunities throughout the year. Rollins Planetarium is located in the Maxwell Center on the Young Harris College campus.
If skies are clear, the Young Harris College Observatory is open immediately after planetarium shows. The observatory features a 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. If you get a chance to go, I think it will be great. We have always enjoyed each show we have seen here. Fun and educational all at the same time!