A laser-light display can add flair to almost any celebration-worthy event, such as a concert or successfully building a homemade laser. Stretch out your sight muscles with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to a laser show at the Drake Planetarium & Science Center in Norwood (up to a $20 value). Choose from the 40 shows listed on the schedule.
Intermingling 2-D animation, 3-D computer-generated graphics, and abstract geometrics, Drake Planetarium & Science Center's laser shows fuse classic and contemporary songs with vivid, absorbing imagery. The "Holiday Skies" program choreographs laser light to classic renditions and recent covers of beloved holiday ditties, and "Legends of the Night Sky" elucidates the Greek origin stories behind the Orion, Perseus, and Andromeda constellations with gorgeous visuals and a soundtrack of jazz standards performed by shooting stars. As the interplay of light and sound enhances the melodies of Metallica, U2, and Led Zeppelin, science-fiction-inspired light shows gift Pink Floyd admirers with a more intense experience of the outfit's celebrated Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall recordings. "Laser Beatles" pays homage to the fab four with animated accompaniments to timeless tunes such as "A Hard Day's Night," "Yesterday," and the group's rarely heard early take on "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
Drake Planetarium & Science Center
The Drake Planetarium & Science Center captivates young minds with educational shows as well as after-school programs that teach creative problem solving and teamwork. Planetarium shows cover a wide range of topics and teach audiences to recognize seasonally changing constellations, planets, lunar foliage, and other celestial events. Starry Nights at Drake Planetarium invites stargazers to peep into the universe through the facility's powerful projectors or highly-magnified monocles, and laser light shows also grace the planetarium dome with a full-color, full-dome, laser abstract animations choreographed to classic rock, country, pop, and holiday-themed recordings.
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