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Upcoming laser light and educational shows at UW-Stevens Point planetarium

October 18, 2022
Pink Floyd music laser light shows
The UWSP planetarium will host laser light shows set to music, from Led Zeppelin and the Beatles to Pink Floyd's The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon.

Step into new worlds this fall at laser light and educational shows at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.

Laser light shows set to rock music will be offered at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 26-29 and Nov. 2-5. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:30 p.m. and will be valid for that evening only. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students and $4 for UW-Stevens Point students with I.D.

The laser show schedule includes:

  • Oct. 26 and Nov. 3 – Laser Zeppelin
  • Oct. 27 – Laser Vinyl (Classic rock with Kiss, Queen, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Van Halen, Pink Floyd and more)
  • Oct. 28 and Nov. 5 – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
  • Oct. 29 and Nov. 2 – Pink Floyd’s The Wall
  • Nov. 4 – Laser Beatles

Planetarium shows are offered at 2 p.m. Sundays. The educational shows are free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. Shows in November include:

  • Nov. 6 – Two Small Pieces of Glass – Learn how telescopes have helped astronomers over the years.
  • Nov. 13 – The Birth of the Solar System – Trace the role collisions played in the formation of the solar system.
  • Nov. 20 – Mars Quest – Discover the past, present and future of Mars.

A free Junior Scientist program, “Mice and the Moon,” will be offered 3:30-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, in collaboration with the UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History. Aimed at young children, the show features two mice traveling around the moon.

Planetarium seating is first come, first served for up to 55 people. Groups of eight or more may schedule a special showing of any planetarium program by calling 715-346-2208 or completing an online request form. There is a cost of $35 per group for these presentations.

The Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory telescope is open for free, public viewings from 8:30-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evenings. Viewings will be held only if the skies are clear and the temperature is above 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

The planetarium and observatory are located on the second and fourth floor of the UW-Stevens Point Science Building. 2001 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Parking is available in Lot D behind the building and is free in all university lots after 7 p.m. and on weekends.

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