Laser Zeppelin back by popular demand at East Kentucky Science Center

Jack Latta jlatta@civitasmedia.com

September 18, 2013

PRESTONSBURG – Visitors to the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium are invited to “get the Led out” this weekend as Laser Zepplin returns to the science center.

The East Kentucky Science Center is known for its mesmerizing laser shows, a 40-foot domed planetarium, full-dome video system, and one of the most powerful sound systems in the state. One of the most popular laser shows, says organizers, has been Laser Zeppelin, which the center will host a special one-time showing on Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m.

Choreographed to classic Led Zeppelin songs, the show includes Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir, The Song Remains the Same, and more.

The Planetarium features some of the most modern equipment in the world, including a GOTO Chronus Star Projector – one of only 16 in the world. Before the show, spectators will be able to take a tour through the night sky through the star field produced by the projector.

The East Kentucky Science Center is also currently featuring one of it’s newest exhibits, “energee!”

This interactive exhibit introduces energy concepts featuring topics on coal, natural gas, kinetic energy, light, and more. This exhibit was designed to teach energy concepts through a series of individual displays and activities. One area of the exhibit harnesses the energy produced as you pump water over a wheel to generate enough electricity to light a bulb. The exhibit also features an area which simulates a rocket launch by pumping air into the bottle and pressing the launch button to send it flying up a tube.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the September 21 show and admission is $5.

The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children and seniors. Children (four years of age or younger) are free.

For more information, please contact Steve Russo at (606) 889-4809 or by email at srusso0002@kctcs.edu.