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

Upcoming Shows

The show will change in January 2021. 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

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. Check back for updates.

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

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