Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' at Mueller Planetarium Jan. 19, 26

Released on 01/11/2008, at 12:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHERE: Mueller Planetarium, University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), 14th and U Streets

Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 11, 2008 -- , January 11th, 2008 —

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Mueller Planetarium has a long history of producing and presenting laser light shows featuring classic rock music.

With the new show "Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon," the planetarium has a light show for the 21st century. This is not a laser show as audiences have seen in the past, but the next generation of computer-developed imagery for the classic album. Since June, the planetarium has adopted the fulldome system of projection which fills the entire dome (and the majority of a person's of view) with the digital image. Also, a recently upgraded Dolby 5.1 surround sound system is now used for the soundtrack.

Designed and produced by Starlight Productions of South Jordan, Utah, this digital realization of the entire classic album will fill the Mueller dome with both concrete and abstract imagery. The audience will be surrounded with the sights and sounds of Pink Floyd's music in this 43-minute show. A trailer is available at the Planetarium's Web site:

"Dark Side of the Moon the Fulldome Experience" will play at 8 and 9 p.m. Jan 19 and 26. For future play times, see the Planetarium's Web site.

Mueller Planetarium is in the University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), 14th and U streets on the UNL City Campus. Tickets for fulldome light shows are sold at the museum front desk the night of the show beginning at 7:30. Ticket price is $5 per person ($4 for Museum Friends members, college students and UNL faculty and staff). Parking is free. "Dark Side of the Moon the Fulldome Experience" is not intended for children, because of adult lyrics.

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