THE SANTA CLARA
October 24, 2013
Take a quick break from all the midterm studying with a trip through the universe.
Check out the Chabot Space and Science Center for some rocking good fun with the Laserium light show. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the show and should be an all-out celestial extravaganza.
Created in the 1970s by Ivan Dryer, the Laserium first premiered at the Griffith Observatory and Planetarium in Los Angeles in November 1973.
The show started out as an experiment, with no one having ever seen or done anything like it before. However, this fantastic creation would go on to revolutionize observatory and planetarium history forever.
Now considered the father of the laser light show industry, Dryer has seen his little experiment expand across the United States and even overseas. Over 20 million people have experienced the Laserium, and it has over 45 different types of planetarium shows.
Chabot Space and Science Center is soon bringing the laser legend back — opening night is Nov. 1. The laser light show will feature an array of artists ranging from classical to classic rock.
The opening night show, “Bringing Back the Light at Chabot,” will feature the ever popular “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd, on the 40th anniversary of the release of that album.
Also, opening night will include local cultural luminaries from around the Bay Area. Funds raised during opening night will go to Chabot’s science education mission and the Rex Foundation, an organization created by the Grateful Dead to support the arts, sciences and education.
If you can’t make it to opening night, don’t worry, you can catch shows open to the general public starting on Nov. 3.
Visitors have the option to choose between a Beatles or Pink Floyd laser experience. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity and sit back, relax and listen to some rock legends, all while gazing up at the stars.
Contact Lauren Bonney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 554-4852.