Second Saturday Planetarium/Laser Shows
Call (219)989-3250 to register!
Saturday, May 11th:
Spring Sky Show & Extreme Planets
3:15 and 5:15 p.m.
Adults: $5 per show
Children: $3 per show
(14 and under)
LaseRetro! LASER Show
Amazing laser art set to songs from your favorite 80's bands - INXS, The Cure, Tears for Fears, Duran Duran and more!
4:20 and 6:20 p.m.
Adults: $5 per show
Children: $3 per show
(14 and under)
Planetarium/Laser Show Package:
Adults: $8 Children: $5
Extreme Planets explores what makes a planet Earth-like. Then viewers take a tour of several worlds that just might be very Earth like. From water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns, these exotic worlds just aren't science fiction any more.
Click on image for a preview of LaseRetro - a tribute to the anthems of the 80s!
Planetarium Show Descriptions:
Black Holes - They lurk in the universe like cosmic dragons, unseen voids containing the energy of a million suns. They can devour entire stars; and once in their grasp, nothing - not event light - can escape. Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. What are they? How are they made? Is the Earth in danger of being pulled in to one? Discover the answers to these questions and more in Black Holes.
Cosmic Journey - Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface; monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years; and multicolored rings sit suspended in air - travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.
Dawn of the Space Age - Trace humanity's first steps into space through a look back at both the Russian and American ventures into the cosmos, from the launch of Sputnik to the Shuttle program and missions to the outer planets. Then look ahead to the International Space Station, private space exploration ventures and beyond.
Earth, Moon and Sun - This planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.
Extreme Planets - Imagine a world of molten rock breaking against a pitch black shoreline of molten lava...imagine another world that exists under a madly spinning burned out star. There are places so exotic that they defy description. Clark Planetarium's production, Extreme Planets, takes you to places that just can't be described as science fiction any more.
The Little Star that Could - Join Little Star as he searches for his place in the solar system. Along the way he meets other stars and learns about what makes each star special and how stars can combine to form clusters and galaxies.
Perseus and Andromeda - This unique story, drawn out by our laser projector, tells the story of the star-crossed lovers and their quest to be together. A tale of true love and devotion at its finest!
Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens - Once a planet of great mystery, now more is known than ever about Saturn's amazing system of rings, moons and storms - thanks to modern robotic space pioneers. From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the billions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the computer graphics experience-it's like flying piggyback on the Cassini Spacecraft! Experience an exploration of one of the most amazing and dynamic planetary collections of the solar system.
Sky Quest - This show provides an entertaining and educational exploration of the stars, planets, and constellations told from the viewpoint of an astronomer. Share her lifelong fascination with the heavens -- from her childhood adventures on Mars (via a cardboard rocket) -- to the discovery of her "birthday star" that led her to become an astronomer and build her own mountain-top observatory.
Two Small Pieces of Glass - Explore how the telescope has changed the way we look at our universe. From Galileo's first explorations of the heavens four hundred years ago to the Hubble Space Telescope's Deep Field, this show provides the inside scoop on scopes.
Laser Show Descriptions
Fright Light (49 minutes) - Spooky musical selections include songs from artists Michael Jackson, Weird Al Yankovic, Oingo Boingo, and Alice Cooper and more.
Hypnotica (50 minutes) - Trance-inducing songs from The Crystal Method, Fat Boy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Bjork and more.
iPop (41 minutes) - Fun for the kids with artists like Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush, Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry.
Laser Beatles (35 minutes) - Magical Mystery Tour, Hard Days Night, Yesterday and Revolution are just a few of this wonderful Beatles medley.
Laser Country (40 minutes) - Greats from artists such as Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, Johnny Cash, George Straight and the Zac Brown Band.
Laser Holidays (39 minutes) - All your favorites to celebrate the holiday season.
Laser Magic (44 minutes) - Eclectic mix of songs from artists like Yanni, Elton John, Will Smith, Third Eye Blind and Chumbawumba.
LaserMania (42 minutes) - Fun mix of songs like Men in Black, Under the Milky Way, Mortal Kombat Theme, Time Warp and All the Small Things.
Laser Metallica (52 minutes) - Get your metal on with classics like Fuel, One, Master of Puppets, Enter Sandman and more.
Laseropolis (47 minutes) - Songs from artists like Alanis Morrisette, Future Sounds of London, Oasis, REM and Creed.
Laser Pop (30 minutes) - Selections include Get This Party Started, I'm a Believer, Digital Get Down and Kryptonite.
Laseretro (49 minutes) - Go back to the rockin' 80's with songs like Blue Monday, Lunatic Fringe, Just Like Heaven and Relax. (Parachute pants not required.)
Laser Spirit (42 minutes) - Proud to be an American? This show's for you! Selections include songs from John Williams, Madonna, the Beatles and more.
Laser U2 (50 minutes)- All the best in this mix with classics like Beautiful Day, With or Without You, Pride, and Desire.
Laser Vinyl (42 minutes) - Classic rock selections include Back In Black, Bohemian Rhapsody, Carry On My Wayward Son and more.
Laser X (46 minutes) - Alternative selections from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, Garbage, Alice in Chains, Gravity Kills and the Chemical Brothers.
Laser Zeppelin (52 minutes) - Favorites such as Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, Song Remains the Same and Whole Lotta Love.
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (44 minutes)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (46 minutes)
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