High-tech show will "Rock the Dome" at YSU planetarium

Crowds are expected to be big as the Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University presents “Rock the Dome Weekend” Jan. 25 and 26, featuring high-tech “milk drop” visuals and the music of several legendary classic rock bands.

The schedule:

Friday, Jan. 25:
5 p.m., “Awesome Mix,” featuring selections from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
6 p.m., Canadian super group Rush.
7 p.m., The Beatles.
8 p.m., Queen.
9 p.m., Led Zeppelin.
10 p.m., Pink Floyd.

Saturday, Jan. 26
1 p.m., “Off the Chains 90’s Mix”.
2:30 p.m., “Awesome Mix,” featuring selections from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
5 p.m., “Off the Chains 90’s Mix”.
6 p.m., Canadian super group Rush.
7 p.m., The Beatles.
8 p.m., Queen.
9 p.m., Led Zeppelin.
10 p.m., Pink Floyd.

The shows are 40 to 50 minutes in length. Admission is free, but donations of $1 or $2 per person are encouraged. The planetarium will distribute tokens to folks waiting in line to insure everyone who wants a seat, gets a seat. After each show, the theater will be cleared before the next show.

The shows feature the planetarium’s new SkySkan Definiti Theater System and the new video system called Milk Drop, containing nearly 100 unique, trippy, full dome visualizations that dance to the music.

For more details, visit http://www.wbplanetarium.org/rockthedome or call Curt Spivey, planetarium engineer/producer, at 330-941-7279 or clspivey@ysu.edu.