George E. Coleman, Sr. Planetarium

University of North Georgia’s George E. Coleman, Sr. Planetarium allows groups to learn about and immerse themselves in outer space. The planetarium features a 30-foot diameter dome, and can accommodate 46 people in its seats. The Digistar projector can show groups the night sky as seen from earth and take them into the cosmos, allowing for an experience that showcases views of other worlds. Groups will learn about the moon, sun, stars, planets, and more. Field trip planetarium showings include live, interactive, in-depth content on the patterns of stars in constellations, nebulas, star properties, and more.
Contact Info
Address: University of North Georgia, HNS Building, 159 Sunset Drive, Rm 234, Dahlonega, GA 30597. Lumpkin County. Tel: 706-864-1471. Website: Hrs: Vary.
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Planetarium Lesson Plan

Planetariums are theaters that present educational and entertaining shows about outer space. Some planetariums even have shows that focus on history in relation to earth science. Groups can see a multimedia presentation of the night sky on a dome-shaped projection on the ceiling of the theater.... Continue