Art and Music Collide in the Sudekum Planetarium
‘Dome Club’ set to launch Oct. 16
NASHVILLE, Oct. 9, 2014—The Sudekum Planetarium at Adventure Science Center has announced the launch of “Dome Club Nashville,” a new monthly series showcasing immersive programs and artistic experiences designed to envelop visitors within the unique fulldome planetarium environment. Dome Club kicks off Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
More information, including ticket pricing, is available at www.sudekumplanetarium.com/domeclub/.
“Dome Club provides a venue for alternative planetarium programs, including artistic cinema or visualization projects, dance, games or concerts…anything that takes advantage of the fulldome environment,” said Kris McCall, director of the Sudekum Planetarium. “Most importantly, Dome Club is a place to connect and enhance the lines between the art of science and the science of art.”
For the kickoff event on Oct. 16, Dome Club will feature Home Grown Dome, a 45-minute compilation of 14 short works created by students, artists and animators from around the world. A theatrical trailer can be viewed at www.sudekumplanetarium.com/domeclub/.
“Fulldome” refers to technologies that cover the entire surface area of a planetarium dome with graphics. Seated within the 63-foot diameter dome at the Sudekum Planetarium’s Judith Payne Turner Theatre, viewers are surrounded by visuals in front, above, and even behind them. Unlike the rectangular frame of a TV or movie screen, the dome allows visitors to feel like they’re part of the show. Powerful surround sound adds to the effect as well, creating an eye-opening viewing experience.
Upcoming Dome Club schedule, all shows starting at 7:30 p.m.:
· Oct. 16, 2014 - Home Grown Dome
· Nov. 20, 2014 - Bella Gaia
· Jan. 13, 2015 - The Longest Night
Admission to Dome Club shows is $6 for Adventure Science Center members and $8 for non-members. All programs are suitable for general audiences unless otherwise noted. A schedule of programs and trailers is available at www.sudekumplanetarium.com/domeclub/.
‘Second Saturday’ in the Sudekum Planetarium is Oct. 11
Join the excitement this Saturday evening, Oct. 11, for “Second Saturday” after-hours shows in the Sudekum Planetarium. From fierce oceans to twinkling stars to the “freighting” music of Metallica and Black Sabbath, there’s something spectacular in store for everyone:
Dynamic Earth, 6:30 p.m.: Follow energy from the Sun as it flows into Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. Explore Earth’s climate system using supercomputer simulations and models based on satellite data. Ride along swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into rolling volcanoes to discover our Dynamic Earth.
Skies Over Nashville, 7:30 p.m.: Don’t miss this live program in which a planetarium educator shows you how to locate and identify naked-eye seasonal constellations, bright stars, planets and any other interesting objects visible in the night sky. You’re invited to ask questions and participate in the show!
Laser Fright Light, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m.: Fun and a little bit scary, this family-friendly cosmic concert features lasers, stars, pumpkins, skeletons, and spiders performing to the music of Michael Jackson, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Edgar Winters Group and more!
Laser Dark, 10:30 p.m.: Don’t be afraid of the dark! This alternative music experience features Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine, Garbage and more. But the dark wave won’t really be dark, as brilliant lasers, millions of stars, and fulldome digital imagery carry you back to the industrial 90s.
Tickets for Dynamic Earth and Skies Over Nashville are $6 per show. Laser shows are $8 per show. Tickets are available at the visitor services desk or online at www.adventuresci.org/laser. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Sudekum Planetarium’s Judith Payne Turner Theatre at Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.