USF planetarium announces weekend laser music shows

Feb. 11, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The University of Saint Francis and the Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium will open the first weekend of WinterFest 2013 on Friday and Saturday with laser shows set to classic musical works by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

The Beatles will kick off the Friday shows at 5 p.m., followed by Led Zeppelin at 7 p.m., Laser Vinyl, a mix of music and artists at 8 p.m., and Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows are at 5, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Each show will present a different thematic mix of famous songs by world class artists, accompanied by laser light effects.

All seats are $5. Ticket sales begin 45 minutes prior to the first show of the day. Seating is limited. When the show sells out, tickets go on sale for the next available show that day.

Two Sunday family laser show matinees for children and their adult friends will be offered. “Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda,” will present the ancient stories associated with constellations. Matinee times are 2 and 3 p.m. Tickets for “Legends of the Night Sky” laser shows are $4, with a maximum of $18 per family (two adults and children).

WinterFest 2013 continues Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22-24.

Friday will offer a free planetarium open house and mural unveiling. The planetarium staff invites visitors to drop in anytime from 4-8:30 p.m. to tour the planetarium behind the scenes, examine the newly recreated and restored black light zodiac mural, and meet its artist. Light refreshments will be available. Screenings of the 15-minute show, “Welcome to the Universe,” will be offered every quarter hour beginning at 5:15 p. m.

Saturday and Sunday will feature a variety of planetarium shows for all ages.

Detailed laser music show play lists and planetarium show descriptions can be found on the planetarium’s public shows website.

Visitors should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time to purchase tickets. Early arrivals will be seated in the adjacent auditorium until the show starts. All shows include a formal multi-media show and staff-led tour of the night sky. Allow 90 minutes for planetarium shows.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

Media Contacts

For all University-related matters, please contact:

Trois Hart
Associate Vice President of Marketing
T: 260.399.8050
C: 260.415.2401

Yvonne Schroeder
Director of Communication
T: 260.399.7700 ext. 6413

Sandie Phalen
Director of Marketing and Development
Crown Point
T: 219.488.8888 ext. 5421


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