'Violent Universe' Debuts at TAMIU Planetarium Saturday
Posted: 01/21/2010

TAMIU LBV Planetarium Starts
the Year With ‘Violent Universe’

The newest show at the Texas A&M International University Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium takes audiences into space to witness the raw power of the cosmos as forces that hold the universe together occasionally try to rip it apart. “Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos” makes its Laredo premiere Saturday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. with an encore at 6 p.m.

General admission to this premium show is $6 and $5 for children, seniors and TAMIU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Tickets go on sale one hour before the show starts.

“Violent Universe” highlights the mysterious forces at work in the universe around us—comets, asteroids and meteors hurtling through space, stars collapsing under their own gravity and infernos of nuclear energy releasing their deadly radiation across the universe. Audiences will have a front-row seat and witness worlds collide.

The latest movie produced by Evans & Sutherland, this beautifully crafted show, under the care of Emmy-award winning space artist Don Davis, highlights the mysterious forces at work in the universe around us.

Sci-fi and comic book fans won’t want to miss this show. Sir Patrick Stewart, star of “Star Trek — The Next Generation” and the “X-Men” films, narrates “Violent Universe.”

Watch the official trailer here: http://www.es.com/products/digital_theater/shows/ViolentUniverse/resources/ViolentUniverse_large.mov

Also showing that evening is audience favorite, Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” at 7 p.m.

The legendary rock 'n' roll concept album will be recreated in full-color animation with music, lasers and special effects for an unforgettable high-definition, surround sound digital audio and full-dome video experience. Music featured includes: “In the Flesh,” “Goodbye Blue Sky,” “Comfortably Numb” and “Another Brick in the Wall.”

Admission to this show is also $6 and $5 for children, seniors and TAMIU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

For a complete show schedule, visit tamiu.edu/planetarium or call 326-DOME (3663).

For more information, contact Gerardo A. Pérez, director, LBV Planetarium, at planetarium@tamiu.edu or call 326.2606.

Additional information is also available @txamiu on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu

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