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Spooky Laser Lights Show coming to Planetarium

By Potomac Local News October 8, 2012 12:30 pm

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Be prepared to see some spooky laser light in the night sky inside a planetarium in Woodbridge.

The planetarium at C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge will hold Halloween-themed laser light shows this month. The visual effects during the shows will be paired with music from artists like Michael Jackson, Metallica, Boris Picket, The Who, Will Smith, Weird Al, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper.

Three shows will be held each Friday night Oct. 12, 19, and 26 at 6, 7, and 9 p.m. The late show will include louder music and will feature some “Halloween spirits” that may be on the loose inside the planetarium.

“A misconception is that the only think you learn about in planetarium is about space or Astronomy,” said planetarium Tony Kilgore. ”For this particular event it’s not a learning experience at all, but a fun night out. But even with that mindset through the year the planetarium does shows on the origins of life and even an underwater adventure show.”

Tickets for this show are $10 at the door. This funds collected allow the planetarium to purchase new programs shown to students at 95 schools in Prince William County that visit the planetarium.

Kilgore said the 9 p.m. is usually full, and he encourages all show-goers to arrive at least 20 minutes early to get a seat. Advance ticket sales are not offered for this event.

In addition to Halloween shows, the planetarium also hosts laser light shows in December and host Rock N’ Roll laser shows over nine nights in April.

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