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A celebration of a visually stunning art form born in the late 1970s and brought into the contemporary age with the newest technology, Laserium: The Cosmic Laser Concert returns to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Gates Planetarium for a limited summer run today. The multimedia exhibition blends the music of bands like U2, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Beatles with the latest in visual-effects technology.

No show is exactly the same, as a different laserist conducts each one, synchronizing selected songs with beams of light in on-the-spot creations projected overhead. Viewers get to sit back and relax as colors, shapes and patterns morph into each other in a once-in-a-lifetime sensory experience that unfolds inside the serene atmosphere of the planetarium.

"Sometimes an audience is raucous and rowdy, and sometimes they are subdued and chill. With this show, the laserist can adjust the flavor, if you will, to match the mood," says Jon Robertson of Daystar Lasers, which works with the museum.

Laserium plays at various times each Friday and Saturday night through August 30 at the museum, 2001 Colorado Boulevard. Tickets are $8 to $15. For more information and a full list of showtimes, visit
Fri., June 6, 2014


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