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Stargazing April 2023

Date(s) - April 8th
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Laser Nights

Looking for some Saturday night fun? Start with a planetarium program. Then experience a sensory extravaganza as laser shows provide music to both the eyes and ears every second Saturday of the month. The museum has an incredible laser system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the dome. It’s the most amazing light show you’ve ever seen! Plus, there’s music to suit every taste. Different bands are featured every month.

Cost: Members $5, non-members $8 per show.

April 8: Stargazing Night

Join us for a CNU Science Night! The CNU Gravitational Wave Physics will be doing a FREE live science show at 5:15pm and will feature cool demos and interactive activities all about gravitational waves!

Virginia Skies

Time: 6pm

A live guided tour of the current evening sky with a staff astronomer.

Recommended for all ages.

Virginia Skies tickets


Time: 7pm

The early 2000s.  The iTunes generation.  Now they’ve got their own laser show.  Come experience the pop music of the early twenty-first century all coupled up with extraordinary laser effects.  Featuring artists like Big Time Rush, Emily Osment, and Selena Gomez, this is iPop.

  • Baby by Justin Bieber
  • All the Way Up by Emily Osment
  • Naturally by Selena Gomez
  • I Can’t Be Tamed by Miley Cyrus
  • ABC by The Jackson 5
  • Telephone by Lady Gaga
  • TRON: Legacy

  • Halfway There by Big Time Rush
  • Freak the Freak Out by Victoria Justice
  • Masquerade by Ashley Tisdale
  • I Got a Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
  • Rocketeer by Far East Movement
  • Firework by Katy Perry

iPop tickets

Rush 2112

Time: 8:30pm

Recommended: ages 15 and above

Over forty years ago the three prophets of Rush foretold an intergalactic war on their prog-rock album, 2112. They predicted that in the year 2062, the universe will finally find peace — and oppression — as the Solar Federation unifies warring planets and instates the music-hating Priests of the Temples of Syrinx as overlords. Everything will change, however, in 2112 when an optimistic free-thinker finds a “strange musical device” and martyrs himself while attempting to bring melody to the stars.

Show Playlist 

  • “2112”
    • I. Overture
    • II. The Temples of Syrinx
    • III. Discovery
    • IV. Presentation
    • V. Oracle: The Dream
    • VI. Soliloquy
    • VII. Grand Finale

  •  A Passage to Bangkok
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Lessons
  • Tears
  • Something for Nothing

Rush 2112 tickets

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Time: 10pm

Recommended: ages 15 and above

From the very beginning of lasers, this album has represented the ultimate in laser show experiences. And it’s still true today. Join us for the seminal laser show experience with one of the most incredible albums of all time. Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.

Some of these songs contain lyrics some parents may find objectionable. Please be aware that volume levels during our Pink Floyd program will be high and the imagery can be intense.

Show Playlist

  • Speak to Me
  • Breathe
  • On the Run
  • Time
  • The Great Gig in the Sky

  • Money
  • Us and Them
  • Any Colour You Like
  • Brain Damage
  • Eclipse

Dark Side of the Moon tickets

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