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IN THE

PLANETARIUM

IN THE UNIVERSE G A L L E RY

Observing

the Universe

Past, Present,

and Future THROUGH MAY 31

See images of past, present, and future telescopes, along with real- size replicas of Isaac Newton’s reflecting telescope and two early refracting telescopes. These important instruments helped astronomers to develop our present view of the universe.

Made possible by the Clifford W. Holmes Grant Program

Large-Format MOVIE

New! Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Visual Music Shows

Voices in the Dark

THROUGH MAY 29 2 PM THURSDAY & FRIDAY; 7 PM SATURDAY

Dare to believe your eyes in this new groundbreaking production that takes you through a magical audiovisual universe of stunning 3-D animations. Nothing is what it seems to be in this virtual world that blends science and art. Voices in the Dark presents a unique way of using the planetarium dome for experiencing a 360-degree universe of colors, sounds, and digital images, all set to original music. This is the first presentation of Voices in the Dark in North America.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011 AT REGULAR SHOW TIMES (SEE BACK COVER)

Note: On weekdays, school groups frequently

Using digital projection technology, the planetarium presents its first digital, large-format movie. Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs takes you to the royal tombs of Egypt, where explorers and scientists seek a window into the mysterious world of the pharaohs by piecing together the archeological and genetic clues provided by mummies.

book the planetarium shows at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, noon, and 1:00 pm, and the shows are therefore subject to change. For up-to-date information, please call 225-344-5272 or check

Through ambitious computer graphics and dramatic reconstruction, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs highlights one of the greatest finds in modern history: the late 19th century discovery of a cache of 40 mummies, including 12 pharaohs, among them the legendary Rameses the Great. Narrated by Christopher Lee.

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

THROUGH AUGUST 29 8:00 PM EVERY SATURDAY

Back again by ever-popular demand, this legendary album is presented using the planetarium’s new ultra- high-definition, full-dome video projection system. Experience this classic album in 5.1 surround sound with incredible animated images.

www.lasm.org before you visit.

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