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Planetarium Schedule

The public program begins with a free, one-hour public planetarium show most Fridays at 8 p.m. After the planetarium show, view the real night sky through telescopes on the UNG Drill Field, weather permitting. The new facility at UNG's North Georgia Astronomical Observatory will be complete in August 2020, but telescope viewing for the public will not resume until further notice. Details will be updated here when announced.

The doors are open for seating at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins promptly at 8 p.m.

No admittance after the show begins.

Operations Update

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

The UNG Coleman Planetarium will also be closed until further notice. 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 special presentation of the March sky as part of the Dahlonega Science Festival created and narrated by Dr. Lesley Simanton-Coogan, UNG's planetarium director.

Upcoming Shows

The show will change in April 2021. Details will be updated here when available.


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!


The new facility at UNG's North Georgia Astronomical Observatory is complete, but is still closed to the public until further notice. Updates will be shared here when available.

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

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Please note that some of the images and videos on our site may have been taken before social distancing, face coverings and restricted gatherings were required.

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