LaserFest weekend at Mueller Planetarium, Oct. 8-10
Released on 09/29/2010, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, through Oct. 10, 2010
WHERE: Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets [map]
From 1977 to 2004, Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum entertained audiences with laser shows. Now, laser shows are back, but for one weekend only.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the laser that was first demonstrated in 1960, Mueller Planetarium in the State Museum's Morrill Hall will offer music-themed laser shows Oct. 8, 9 and 10. There will not be astronomy or fulldome shows on these dates.
With music ranging from pop to country to classic rock -- there is a laser show for everyone. As a special treat, popcorn will be available during the shows. Don't miss this chance to experience a dazzling laser show, whether it's your first time or a blast from the past.
LaserFest is held in association with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Laserpalooza 2010 and the 2010 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Oct. 7-10, hosted by the UNL Department of Physics and Astronomy, home of the Diocles Laser. For more information, visit www.physics.unl.edu/~wophy.
* Friday, Oct. 8 -- 8 p.m., Laser Beatles; 9:30 and 11 p.m., Best of Pink Floyd.
* Saturday, Oct. 9 -- 2 and 3 p.m., Laser Fun (family show, variety of genres); 8 p.m., Laser Beatles; 9:30 and 11 p.m., Best of Pink Floyd.
* Sunday, Oct. 10 -- 2 p.m., Laser Fun (family show, variety of genres); 3 p.m., Laser Country (various artists).
Matinee tickets are $8 for adults, $5.50 for children 18 and under, and $3 for UNL staff, faculty and students with valid NU ID. Matinee shows will include museum admission.
Evening show tickets: are $5 for adults, $4 for children 18 and under, and $3 for UNL staff, faculty and students with valid NU ID. (Evening shows will start at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and are not suggested for children under age 5. Museum admission will not apply to evening shows).
Beginning the week of Oct. 14, Mueller Planetarium will go to a new schedule, presenting regular fulldome programming on Thursday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
For updates on the planetarium's fulldome schedule, visit www.spacelaser.com.
The University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall) and Mueller Planetarium are south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus [map]. Planetarium tickets can be purchased at the museum's front desk the day of the show. 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.
Parking is free in front of Morrill Hall Oct. 8 and 10 and through 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9. However, parking in front of Morrill Hall will be restricted after 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 because of the 7 p.m. UNL home volleyball game at the nearby NU Coliseum. Visitors attending laser shows on the evening of Oct. 9 should park in the UNL Stadium Drive Parking Garage at 10th and T streets [map]. Parking in the stadium garage will be free this evening.
WRITER: Dana Ludvik, Public Relations Coordinator, NU State Museum, (402) 472-3779