Clark Planetarium’s new Cosmic Light Show is a Stairway to Heaven

Dani Weigand

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Kyle Henderson, Riester
SALT LAKE CITY — April 05, 2011 — On Friday, April 15, Clark Planetarium will unveil its latest original full-length animated Cosmic Light Show (CLS) production specifically designed for viewing inside its Hansen Dome Theatre, Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin is the planetarium’s newest animated major Cosmic Light Show release since its 2008 show featuring the music of Irish rock band U2. The planetarium’s Led Zeppelin show features full-color lasers, fog machines, gobo and LED lighting effects teamed with 3D fulldome graphics (no 3D glasses required!). The combination of the light show and Led Zeppelin classics pumping through the dome theater’s 15,000 watt Dolby surround sound system bring the music to life in a concert-like environment.

“While it’s impossible to experience the awe and thrill of a live Led Zeppelin concert anymore, this show is about as close as someone can get to that same atmosphere,” said Mike Murray, Clark Planetarium programs manager. “This show rocks both the audible and visual senses just like a live concert would, but you don’t have to fight the huge crowds or pay the sky-high ticket prices to experience it.”

From surrealistic environments to mood-provoking abstract art, this show puts both a modern and nostalgic spin on one of the best bands ever played in planetarium light shows anywhere. Way beyond “HD,” the fulldome animation created for Led Zeppelin is the highest resolution ever made for a digital dome music show.

The show will officially open at 8 p.m. April 15, 2011 Check www.clarkplanetarium.org for a preview. Led Zeppelin will play at 8 and 9 p.m. daily with an additional showing at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Clark Planetarium’s mission is to create and present stimulating educational programs that effectively share astronomy and space exploration information with Salt Lake County residents, Utah students, educators and families, and visitors from around the country and the world. For more information visit www.clarkplanetarium.org or follow Clark Planetarium on twitter or facebook.

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