The George E. Coleman Sr. Planetarium at the University of North Georgia is open to the public for one-hour free shows on Friday evenings while the university is in session. Weather permitting, the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory will be open for public viewing after the show.
The planetarium is located in room 234 of the Health & Natural Sciences Building on Sunset Drive, west of campus off of Main Street in Dahlonega. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for seating, and shows begin promptly at 8 p.m. The Spring Semester shows are presented every Friday through May 5. Shows for school groups or other organizations are available on Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Shows begin with a multimedia introduction, transitioning visitors into a simulated outdoor amphitheater under a starry sky. Next, star talks feature the current night sky or some upcoming astronomical event.
Hours of Operation
Thursday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Admission & Fees
Public Shows Free
School Groups/Other Organizations by Reservation $85
Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Suitable for Ages