Miami Science Museum Laser Fest 2012

Miami Science Museum celebrated two nights of laser shows this past weekend during Laser Fest 2012. A marathon of shows entertained over two thousand laser show enthusiasts on  Friday and Saturday nights.

“We love the Museum’s Fabulous First Fridays,” said Maureen F. “We come with the kids to see a laser show and check out the night sky from the rooftop telescope. It was nice to have two nights in a row to choose from.”

Friday evening, there was a free Planetarium star show and free telescopic observing at the Weintraub Observatory, followed by laser shows set to music by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Beastie Boys and Bob Marley. On Saturday night, audiences rocked out to Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley and Radiohead. “Pop”, a new, family-friendly show, ran both nights.

“This is our second night in a row here to see laser shows,” said Dan. “It’s such a cool experience! We’ll be back for the next Laser Fest for sure!”

The Planetarium hosts laser shows on the first Friday of each month and on special occasions such as National Astronomy Day and Laser Fest. First Friday laser shows are part of Fabulous First Fridays and include a number of special events, including a free star show at 7:30 p.m. in the Planetarium followed by free telescopic observing at the rooftop observatory from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting. There is also an activity room where kids can explore, learn and have fun while their parents check out a laser show.

The Space Transit Planetarium at Miami Science Museum has been producing laser shows since 1975, employing some of the latest laser technology displayed on the 4 story high and 7 story wide Planetarium dome. For more information about the Planetarium and a schedule of events, visit: Planetarium Laser Shows

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