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  • "23rd Best Small City in America"
    - Charles Anderson's In Search of Eden
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849
  • "23rd Best Small City in America"
    - Charles Anderson's In Search of Eden
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Planetarium & Observatory

Planetarium  (706) 864-1471 (Planetarium Info)  |  (706) 864-8642 (Observatory Info)
   UNG Health & Natural Sciences Building, Room 234, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
 www.ung.edu/planetarium
  Public shows on Fridays, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm during semester.

The star theater seats 46 and houses a Spitz 512 planetarium projector which can display 1000 northern and southern sky stars on a thirty-foot diameter dome. The effect is a realistic simulation of the night sky as seen from anywhere on the surface of the Earth at any time of night and at any epoch from the ancient past to the far future. In addition, an automated cove lighting system and CRT projector can provide special effects to lift you into the solar system on voyages to the planets.

The five naked-eye planets, the sun, and the moon can be projected in their correct relationship to the celestial sphere. Daily and annual motion of the stars, planets, moon (with phases) and sun provide an invaluable teaching aid for understanding the basic celestial motions and their connection to time and the seasons.

The general public and students are also invited to come out to the observatory on Friday nights after the planetarium show for celestial viewing. The Friday telescopic viewing always begins at 9:30 pm, weather permitting.

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