'Dark Side of the Moon' featured on planetarium fulldome Thursdays

Released on 09/28/2009, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009

WHERE: NU State Museum and Mueller Planetarium, south of 14th and Vine streets

Lincoln, Neb., September 28th, 2009 —

Beginning Oct. 8, Mueller Planetarium will feature Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon: The Fulldome Experience" Thursdays at 7 p.m. Mueller Planetarium is located inside Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. The museum is open late to the public on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

"Dark Side of the Moon: The Fulldome Experience" is not a laser show like audiences have seen in the past. It showcases the next generation of computer-generated graphics. Audiences will experience Pink Floyd's popular rock album "Dark Side of the Moon" as it is presented with immersive fulldome digital technology, Dolby 5.1 surround sound and interpreted with both abstract and concrete imagery. This show is not intended for young children because of mature language content. (43 min. running time.)

Effective Oct. 8, the planetarium schedule will be:

- Saturdays and Sundays: 2 p.m. "Flight To the Moon," 3 p.m. "Dawn of the Space Age"

- Thursdays: 7 p.m. "Dark Side of the Moon: The Fulldome Experience"

Planetarium show times and schedules are subject to change. Visit www.spacelaser.com for the latest information. Mueller Planetarium is in the University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), south of 14th and Vine streets on the UNL City Campus. Tickets to planetarium shows include admission to the museum. Prices are $8 for adults, $5.50 for children age 5-18, and $2.50 for children 4 and under. For members of the Friends of NU State Museum with membership cards, tickets are $2.50 for adults and $2 for children.

Tickets for UNL faculty, staff and students and immediate family are $3 (with valid UNL ID). For more information on planetarium shows, astronomy and space science, visit www.spacelaser.com. For more information on the museum, visit www.museum.unl.edu.