On special evenings after sundown the Young Harris College Observatory is open to the public for telescopic viewing, if skies are clear. The observatory features a 14 inch telescope and is located around 1.5 miles from campus at Twiggs Overlook on the exit road leading from Brasstown Valley Resort. Observation sessions last up to one hour. Please note: limited parking, no shuttle service, no restroom facilities and uphill walk from parking area.
Cars and other personal automobiles may be parked wherever vacant spaces are available in one of the parking lots behind Maxwell Center, the building in which O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium is located. Either the lot directly behind Maxwell Center or the lot along Maple Street may be used. If those lots are full, other options include designated visitor parking spaces on campus, such as those in front of Clegg Fine Arts Center and the gravel lot by the athletic fields (baseball parking). As a last resort, parking areas located just across U.S. Hwy. 76 may be used. If it is necessary to walk across the highway, please use the designated crosswalks with extreme caution. Call 706-379-5195 for more information.