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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.

Also, the UNG Coleman Planetarium has cancelled public shows for March 13th, 20th, and 27th.

What's Showing

Our current public show is titled One Day on Mars.

The show begins with a 27-minute full dome video that takes us on a tour of the Red Planet, spending a day on Mars. Join us to see the grand sights of Mars and learn about past missions that built our view of Mars today.

The show continues with a live presentation of the Spring 2020 evening sky. We will journey once more from Georgia to Mars to explore current and future missions to the Red Planet.

Learn about reserving the planetarium for a school field trip.

If you are planning to attend a public show with a group of eight or more, please email us in advance so we can ensure we are able to accommodate your group.

One Day on Mars, A Montreal Space for Life Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan Production

Upcoming Shows

The show will change in April. 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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