'Spooktacular' Halloween laser shows to light up Mueller Planetarium

Released on 09/29/2015, at 2:01 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHERE: Mueller Planetarium, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets

Lincoln, Neb., September 29th, 2015 —
"Halloween Laser Spooktacular"
"Laser Pink Floyd"

Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets, will light up with laser light shows in October.

Brilliant laser graphics and abstract images will fill Nebraska's first fulldome digital projection theater in separate Halloween and rock shows. For showtimes and ticket information, go to http://spacelaser.com. Guests are welcome to come dressed in their family-friendly costumes.

"Halloween Laser Spooktacular" (45 minutes) -- Get ready to mash with monsters in the family-friendly "Halloween Laser Spooktacular," a delightful sing-along featuring classic Halloween titles such as "Monster Mash," "Ghostbusters" and "The Purple People Eater" along with crowd-pleasing current pop and rock songs.

"Laser Pink Floyd" (48 minutes; not suitable for children) -- Plunge into the deepest recesses of the Pink Floyd consciousness in "Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon." Dazzling lasers transform this landmark album about greed, madness and reality into an intoxicating visual feast for the eyes. Over a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express such timeless tracks as "Money," "Time," "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "Brain Damage."

Tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis the day of the show at the front desk in Morrill Hall. Regular museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The doors will reopen at 5:30 p.m. for evening shows. Museum exhibits will not be open during the evening laser shows.

For more information, go to http://www.spacelaser.com or call 402-472-2641.

Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. The museum is focused on promoting discovery in natural science, fostering scientific understanding and interpretation of the Earth's past, present and future, and enhancing stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Nebraska through world-class exhibits, collections and special events. For more information, go to http://www.museum.unl.edu.

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