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Michael Jackson, Lasers of Oz, Other Favorites Return
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2014— Starting Friday, Jan. 10, Carnegie Science Center will launch a new lineup of laser shows, including Aerosmith vs. Guns n’ Roses, Lasermau5, and a second, distinctly different, Pink Floyd show. The new shows are: Aerosmith vs. Guns n’ RosesJoe Perry or Slash?  Steven Tyler or Axl Rose?  Aerosmith or Guns n’ Roses?  Think you have to choose?  Dream on!  Two of the greatest hard rock bands of all time team up in this sizzling laser shootout.  Feast your eyes – and ears – on your favorite solos and riffs from rock staples like “Paradise City,” “Walk This Way,” “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” and more!Lasermau5Looking for more great music, special effects, lasers n’ stuff? Lasermau5 is a new show featuring music from EDM’s biggest act. Our booming sound system and state-of-the-art laser and lighting effects will  have your mind spinning with Deadmau5 hit singles like “I Remember,” Ghosts N’ Stuff,” and “Raise Your Weapon.” Get ready to dance to this playlist of incredible mau5terpieces!

The Vision Bell: The Best of Laser Floyd

Perfect for those who love Floyd but don’t want to stay up past midnight, this show is offered Saturday evenings at 7 pm. Experience Pink Floyd in a show as vibrant and diverse as their entire discography. Featuring selections from many of their hit albums (including Wish You Were Here, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, The Wall, and Dark Side of the Moon), The Vision Bell captures the many flavors of Pink Floyd and displays them in a rich and engrossing feast for the eyes and the ears, sure to leave any Floyd fan satisfied!

Back by popular demand are Michael Jackson, at 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and The Lasers of Oz in daily matinees at 1 pm Monday through Friday and 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. Daft Punk and Led Zeppelin continue on Friday evenings, and of course Midnight Pink Floyd remains at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, as it has for decades. This laser lineup will run through May 4.

The Buhl Planetarium offers a unique live experience with state-of-the-art solid state lasers and a brand new vibrant LED lighting system. All laser shows throb with energy, mesmerizing lights, and 3D atmospheric effects that fill the air above the audience. Each laser appears many, many times brighter than the old argon gas system that was formerly used in laser shows.

Admission to laser shows is just $2 for members or $8 for non-members. For complete show times and descriptions of all shows, visit

WATCH/LISTEN:  ‘Burgh Vivant interview with Amanda Iwaniec – Education Coordinator, Demo Theaters and Buhl Planetarium, CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER
About Carnegie Science CenterCarnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes and off-site education programs.About Carnegie Museums of PittsburghFounded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities and special events.

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