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Rush Rocks the Planetarium

Thu, Mar 2, 2006@9:28AM | comments

[Sneak Peak: Starry, starry night]

If you live near the University of Texas at Arlington, you'll definitely want to check this out. They've just opened up a new planetarium and every Thursday at 8pm they'll be featuring the "Rock 'n' Roll Show". From the article:

... Despite their astronomically huge egos, rock stars aren't so important in the grand scheme of things, especially when you consider the scope of the universe. But both kinds of stars -- those massive, gaseous bodies, and the celestial kind -- share time in your entertainment.The Planetarium at the University of Texas at Arlington -- the largest planetarium in Texas until someone builds one larger -- opens this weekend.

The main show is "The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright," which takes viewers from Arlington to the edge of the universe, past planets and the Milky Way, through a stellar graveyard and back. The format is digital video projection, which creates an IMAX-like feel.

But, dude, at 8 p.m. Thursdays, check out the "Rock 'n' Roll Show," an interplanetary trip featuring ear-pounding music by the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rush, U2, Metallica and, of course, Pink Floyd.

The new planetarium features a 60-foot screen, as compared with UTA's 30-foot Small Roundhouse Planetarium, which still exists for astronomy classes and some public events. (Because volume is cubed, the new one is actually more than twice the size of the old.) ...

Dude... sweet.

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