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Sudekum Planetarium Show Productions

Welcome! If you are looking for information about the Sudekum Planetarium's current schedule, or would like to find our monthly star chart, please visit our main page.

Hello planetarium friends! You've just found Sudekum Planetarium's home for fulldome and laser shows. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to bring our shows into your dome.

Please contact us for more details or to request a quote.

Clear skies,

Drew Gilmore
Planetarum Program Manager
615-401-5097
dgilmore@adventuresci.org

Bill McClain
Educator (and laser show producer!)
615-401-5081
bmcclain@adventuresci.org

FULLDOME SHOWS

Visit the Fulldome Database for our complete catalog, along with full previews.

Eclipse: The Sun Revealed

The Great American Eclipse of April 8, 2024 will be here before you know it. Whether you're in the path of totality or not, you'll want to be prepared!

This show explores historical and cultural views of eclipses illustrated in culturally inspired styles. Audiences will see the geometry that gives us both lunar and solar eclipses. They'll learn how to safely observe a total solar eclipse and what to expect during totality. They'll even discover how the study of one total eclipse helped verify the General Theory of Relativity!

This show includes two versions, one specifically highlighting the April 8, 2024 path, and a generic show for use any time, any place.

Eclipse: The Sun Revealed was produced by the Sudekum Planetarium at Adventure Science Center, with the generous assistance of the Sudekum Memorial Trust.

 

STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others, new and bright, are created every day.

STARS focuses on the lives of the stars, how they are born, how they die, and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time.

The program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert-George Schram, resident conductor, performed part of the soundtrack, composed by Pip Greasley.

Stars was produced by the Adventure Science Center with the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK. It was made possible, in part, by a gift from SunTrust Bank, Inc. and the Sudekum Memorial Trust.

 

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast

All rookies report to class! After decades of teaching the basics of rocket physics, Rusty Rocket has decided it's time to retire, and he already has plans for how he will spend his free time.

Still there is one final mission to command: an introductory tour of the solar system for a new class of rocket rookies focusing on the wide variety of planetary environments and the pioneering spacecraft that have gone before.

This is a complete fulldome reproduction of the original classic, slide-based show. This all new version features an updated script, new visuals, narration, and music, and the voice of “Ranger Doug” Green of Riders in the Sky, as Rusty Rocket.

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast is an original production of the Sudekum Planetarium at Adventure Science Center.

 

Skywatchers of Africa

For thousands of years, cultures in Africa have used their knowledge of the sky to build their societies, shape their spiritual lives, and meet their physical needs for survival.

This show highlights the diversity of African astronomy, examines cultural uses of the sky that developed throughout history, and celebrates our shared human experience.

Skywatchers of Africa is an original production by the Adler Planetarium and was adapted for fulldome by the Sudekum Planetarium at Adventure Science Center.

LASER SHOWS

 

Sudekum Planetarium now has original laser shows! We strive to be as flexible as possible so we can provide you a show that fits with your own laser show equipment:

  • Ready for SkyLase and other projection systems

  • Ready for theaters with or without SkyLase FX.

  • Ready for 30k and 90k scanning rates

  • Ready for theaters with or without beam projectors

  • Pangolin BEYOND or Alesis HD-24 playback

Contact us for customization options: put your planetarium name, your city skyline, your own favorite show title, your logo, into the show. We also sell individual songs, so you can mix and match!

All shows also include optional fulldome frame sequences to enhance certain songs.

Prince and Foo Fighters shows both contain explicit lyrics. Performance rights for the music of Prince is solely held by Global Music Rights, Inc. It is your institution's responsibility to acquire music performance rights with all applicable licensing agencies.

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

50th Anniversary

with optional quadraphonic sound mix

Track list

  • Speak to Me
  • Breathe
  • On the Run
  • Time
  • The Great Gig in the Sky
  • Money
  • Us and Them
  • Any Colour You Like
  • Brain Damage
  • Eclipse

Running time: 43:00

LASER PRINCE

Track list

  • Cream
  • Housequake
  • 1999
  • Kiss
  • Partyman
  • Little Red Corvette
  • When Doves Cry
  • Delirious
  • Purple Rain
  • Let's Go Crazy

Running time: 43:50

Laser Taylor Swift

Track list

  • Love Story
  • Fearless
  • Blank Space
  • Ours
  • All Too Well
  • Wildest Dreams
  • Mean
  • 22
  • Mastermind
  • Shake It Off

Running time: 43:00

 

 

LASER HOLIDAYS

Track list

  • Skating - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Little St. Nick - The Beach Boys
  • Let It Snow - Dean Martin
  • Tennessee Christmas - Amy Grant
  • You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscoft
  • Winter Wonderland - Michael Bublé
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
  • Carol of the Bells - Josh Wilson
  • Christmas All Over Again - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Christmas On The Square - Dolly Parton
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  • Wizards In Winter - Trans Siberian Orchestra

Running time: 36:09

The Colours and the Lasers: Laser Foo Fighters

Track list

  • Something From Nothing
  • Big Me
  • Learn To Fly
  • The Pretender
  • My Hero
  • Everlong
  • Monkey Wrench
  • No Son of Mine
  • Walk

Running time: 36:00

Laser halloween

Track list

  • Scaretale (excerpt) – Nightwish
  • Monster Mash – Bobby Picket & The Cryptkickers
  • Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
  • Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast
  • Great Pumpkin Waltz – Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Boris The Spider – The Who
  • Addams Family Theme
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Ghostbusters – Walk the Moon
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson

Running time: 33:00

Pop 'Til You Drop

Track list

  • The Cure – Lady Gaga
  • Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran
  • Follow You – Imagine Dragons
  • No Excuses – Meghan Trainor
  • Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
  • Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
  • The Middle – Zedd, Marin Morris, Grey
  • Higher Power – Coldplay
  • Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
  • Jolene (Destructo Mix) – Dolly Parton
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Running time: 38:00

laser David bowie

Track list

  • Space Oddity
  • Changes
  • Ashes To Ashes
  • Blue Jean
  • Rebel Rebel
  • Life On Mars
  • Modern Love
  • Fame
  • Let’s Dance
  • Fashion
  • Ziggy Stardust
  • Suffragette City

Running time: 47:00

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