Travel back to the sights and sounds of immortal musical groups, brought to life in laser light! Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser concerts light up the Museum from October 21 through November 3.
For a few select evenings only, songs from the Beatles, U2, Led Zeppelin, and Metallica will be featured in dedicated shows along with compilation productions with tracks from classic rock, pop, and alternative bands. Two albums of Pink Floyd will be presented in recorded shows, but on the very special night of October 22, Dark Side of the Moon will be performed live with the laser by the band Pink Freud, presented in partnership with AMP Concerts as part of the New Mexico Culture Squared initiative. Look at all the choices marked with the word "laser" in the title on the museum's event calendar. Links to advanced ticket sales are included with each description.
In the mornings at 11 a.m., two classic mythological stories will be told with laser light animation. During the first week of the laser’s presentations, the story of Orion the Hunter’s epic battle with Scorpius will be expressed in exciting detail. During the second week, come back to hear the tale of Perseus and Andromeda’s defeat of the sea monster, Cetus.
Finally, each afternoon at 4 p.m., bring the kids after school for the fun, Halloween-themed show, Fright Light. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a spine-tingling treat. The show features a variety of ghoulish classics, including Thriller by Michael Jackson, Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley, Iron Man by Black Sabbath, and Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters by Weird Al Yankovic.
Fright Light will also be shown at 8 & 9 p.m. during the Spooky Salsa event on October 20 and is included in event admission. The Halloween laser show will be offered at 3, 4 & 5 p.m. on October 31 along with fun, Halloween activities in front of the museum and in the atrium.
NOTE: All regularly-scheduled 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by the laser shows listed above October 21 – November 3 along with the 3 p.m. show on October 31.