Robert H. Goddard Planetarium

The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium will be open this year to give you the opportunity to view some amazing shows while cooling off from the heat.  We highly recommend you arrive early as many of these sell out quickly

For more information please call 575.624.6744 ext 23

Friday, July 6, 2018

3:00 PM – Planetarium/Star Show: Phantom of the Universe
5:00 PM – LASER Rush: 2112
7:00 PM – LASER Led Zeppelin
9:00 PM – LASER  Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon

Saturday, July 7, 2018

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

Sunday, July 8, 2018

1:00 PM – Planetarium/Star Show: Two Small Pieces of Glass
3:00 PM – LASER Beatles
5:00 PM – LASER U2
7:00 PM – LASER Genesis

Planetarium Shows

$5: Adults (ages 16-59)

$3: Children (ages 4-15), Roswell Residents with ID, Seniors (age 60+), and Active Military

Free: Museum Members & Tots (ages 3 and under)

Laser Shows

$8: Adults (ages 16-59)

$5: Children (ages 4-15), Roswell Residents with ID, Seniors (age 60+), and Active Military

Free:  Tots (ages 3 and under)

PLANETARIUM MOVIE DESCRIPTIONS

Phantom of the Universe: From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent cosmos, Phantom of the Universe is a new full dome planetarium show designed to immerse audiences in the search for dark matter. 27 minutes

Universe: An historical look at how we have envisioned the universe through the ages. We visit some of the ancient sites where our ancestors erected great structures with special astronomical significance. Finally, we look at the universe through the eyes of today’s science and space explorers to build up a spectacular overview of the heavens. 22 minutes

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Aiming to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, the show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

LASER DESCRIPTIONS

Laser Rush 2112: 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.

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 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!

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 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 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!

Laser Genesis: There are certain moments in pop music when an artist reaches that pinnacle of success or dominance – either buoyed by a blockbuster album, a streak of hit radio singles, inescapable media presence, or a combination of all three. AVI presents Laser Genesis – a spectacular feast for the senses presented in breath-taking laser light!


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