Northeast Georgia Mountains / Dahlonega

George E. Coleman, Sr. Planetarium

Sunset Drive
Health & Natural Sciences Building
Dahlonega, GA 30597

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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. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Thursday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Friday: 7:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Public Shows Free

    School Groups/Other Organizations by Reservation $85

    Facility Amenities

    Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages