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September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019
8 pm – Long Island Skies – Purchase Tickets
This live presentation for the whole family, developed by the Vanderbilt Planetarium staff, uses the star projector to its fullest capabilities. The program introduces the brilliant night sky that can be seen on Long Island from everyone’s backyard, including seasonal constellations, stars and deep-sky objects. Following the program, and weather permitting, the planetarium staff will open the Observatory. To enhance what they have just learned, visitors can look through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope to observe the objects discussed during the show.
9 pm – Incoming! – Purchase Tickets
Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Incoming! also gives audiences a closer look at the scientific advances that may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach Earth. The show concludes with glowing nighttime views of Chile’s Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which, once completed, will survey the entire sky every few days, observing and detecting faint moving objects, including asteroids and other Near-Earth Objects.
10 pm – Laser Zeppelin – Purchase Tickets
Led Zeppelin is proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, and their individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the 1960s and ‘70s. They have been hailed as one of the most successful, innovative and influential bands, alongside Pink Floyd, U2 and the Beatles. Now you can relive the magical sounds of Led Zeppelin while enjoying an immersive visual treat of custom laser imagery. Playlist: The Song Remains the Same; Over the Hills and Far Away; Good Times, Bad Times; Immigrant Song; No Quarter; Black Dog; Livin’, Lovin’ Maid; Kashmir; Stairway to Heaven; Whole Lotta Love; Rock ‘n’ Roll.Purchase Tickets