Robert H. Goddard Planetarium

Location:
The UFO Festival Laser Shows are held in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium located on the northwest side of the Roswell Museum and Art Center at 1011 N. Richardson Ave. You may enter and exit through the Museum to access the Planetarium until the Museum closes at 5 pm. The Planetarium will be open during the festival from 12pm through the last laser show each day.

Tickets:
Tickets may be purchased online at www.roswellconnect.com or at the Planetarium or the Museum’s front desk. Online ticket sales will end two hours before each show. The planetarium seats 96 people.The shows are extremely popular and often sell out, particularly in the evenings. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to ensure your first choice of shows.

When to arrive:
Doors open 30 minutes before each show for general seating and patrons often start lining up as early as 60 minutes in advance to have their first choice of seats. We are not able to admit patrons after the shows have begun. Tickets for no-shows or late arrivals are nonrefundable. You must have a ticket to be admitted.

Parking:
Parking is available in the lots south and southwest of the Museum and on the street outside the Planetarium (standard parking regulations apply). Please be respectful of nearby businesses and organizations when parking.

Show Length:
The show are approximately 45 minutes each, except for Laser Beatles which is 30 minutes.

For questions call: 575-624-6744

Please be advised that laser shows contain bright, sometimes flashing lights and loud music. This experience is not recommended for guests who are highly sensitive to light and noise.

Friday, July 5, 2019

3:00 PM –Planetarium/Star Show: Moon2019
5:00 PM – Laserock
7:00 PM – Laser Led Zeppelin
9:00 PM –LASER  Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon

Saturday, July 6, 2019

1:00 PM – Planetarium/Star Show: Moon2019
3:00 PM – LASER Beatles
5:00 PM –LASER Metallica
7:00 PM – LASER Pink Floyd: The Wall

Sunday, July 7, 2019

1:00 PM – Planetarium/Star Show: Moon2019
3:00 PM – LASER Country
5:00 PM – LASEROPOLIS
7:00 PM – LASER U2

Laser Light Shows

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children
Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full

Fulldome Film Show

Admission to the fulldome film/starshow is:
Museum Members: free
$5: adults (ages 16-59)
$3: children (ages 4-15)
Tots (ages 3 and under) are free
$3: Roswell residents with ID, seniors (ages 60+) and active military with ID

PLANETARIUM MOVIE DESCRIPTION
Moon 2019 – Apollo 11 Tribute: On the 20th of July, human beings first walked on the Moon. Celebrate this inspiring and unforgettable event with a 360 degree fulldome tribute created for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Discover the dreams, hopes and challenges faced by nations and individuals as they strived to be the first to reach the Moon. Learn how much time Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent on the Moon, what instruments they left behind and which are still functioning today. The history of the program, the launch, the activity on the Moon’s surface and the return to Earth will all be covered. 19 minutes

LASER DESCRIPTIONS
Laserock: If you ever find yourself in Suffragette City, Ramble On down to the station and hop onboard the Crazy Train! Space-faring guitars, distant worlds, and sneering skulls dominate this high-voltage journey through laser lights and music. From kinetic classics by Yes and Rush to ear shredders by Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne, this show will keep your head pounding long after the music ends!

Laser Zeppelin: 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. Indeed, 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 a visual treat of custom laser imagery.

Laser Pink Floyd: Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows 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. A must for any laser show library.

Laser Beatles: The greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band of all time! Laser Beatles will take you back to a different time in history to re-experience and remember the evolution of this musical phenomenon. The “Fab Four’s” best spanning 6 years becomes the background for dazzling laser-art. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles and how they helped define a generation.

Laser Metallica: Considered to be one of the pioneering groups in what would become the heavy metal genre, the musicianship and force of this band has been hailed by critics and fans worldwide. Now Metallica’s tempos, instrumentals, themes and sound are joined with laser lights of the same caliber and style. Your pulse and body will pound as the music fills both your ears and eyes.

Laser Pink Floyd: Truly the mother of all laser-light shows and a cult favorite throughout the world! Considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time, The Wall is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs. It tells the tale of a rock star named Pink and his downward spiral into madness. To the listener, and indeed many critics, The Wall is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind Dark Side of the Moon. Now coupled with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced! Visitors will become lost and spellbound as their senses join this timeless journey.

Laser Country: Laser Country is dedicated to some of the greatest country hits of all time. Set to the all-American sounds of modern and classical country songs, this laser show will appeal to all generations! From Garth Brooks and Shania Twain to Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline, this show promises to be a boot-scootin’ good time!

Laseropolis: Ancient towers hide the symbols that will transport you to new experiences of sights and sounds. Should you survive the journey through the four space-time pillars, a portal will be opened into a previously unseen and unheard dimension! Laseropolis is an eclectic mix of musical themes surveying pop, rock, alternative, and oldies.

Laser U2: Audio-Visual Imagineering is proud to present an entertainment laser show featuring one of the greatest bands of the last three decades, featuring U2’s timeless classic and modern hits. This musical concert is set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immerse journey through this British band’s rise and success!


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