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George E. Coleman, Sr. Planetarium

At the George E. Coleman, Sr. Planetarium, students and the general public can explore the night sky as seen from Earth, or fly into the cosmos to explore other worlds in our dome-shaped theater. Planetarium events open to the public are FREE unless otherwise stated.

You will be truly immersed in the universe and see incredible modern-day scientific discoveries!

The planetarium features:
  • 30-foot diameter dome
  • 46 seats
  • State-of-the-art Digistar 6 Full-Dome Digital Planetarium Projector

Office Hours

Physical offices at UNG are currently closed, but personnel are working remotely and will respond to emails and phone calls during business hours.

Public Shows Canceled

Effective immediately, we are suspending all observatory operations until further notice.

The UNG Coleman Planetarium has canceled public shows through May 29. A video of the night sky presentation from the most recent show is available to watch online under What's Showing.

What's Showing

Enjoy a Presentation of the North Georgia Sky

Enjoy a presentation of the early April night sky created and narrated by Dr. Lesley Simanton-Coogan, UNG's planetarium director.

Upcoming Shows

The show will change in May. Check back for updates.

Format

Public shows incorporate full-dome video and a live presentation of what is up in the current night sky. Recent astronomical discoveries may also be presented.

The live content of the show changes throughout the year to reflect changes in the evening skies and new developments in science.

Shows may include stunning images of stellar nebulas, travel to distant planets or stars, and detailed instruction on how to identify constellations!

Observatory

Weather permitting, after the Friday public planetarium show we invite visitors to view the real night sky through telescopes on the UNG Drill Field. Telescope viewing at UNG's North Georgia Astronomical Observatory will resume in Summer 2020 after completion of a new facility.

To find out the observatory's daily operating status, please visit the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory Facebook page.

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