UNT’s 40-foot domed Sky Theater planetarium is taking audiences to the Dark Side of the Moon with a new program of computer-animated images set to the music of the 1973 album by Pink Floyd. The 45-minute program features surround sound and a kaleidoscope of flowing colors and shapes through complex video imagery. The program’s creator, Aaron McEuen at Utah-based Starlight Productions, says it’s “like having headphones for your eyeballs.”
Ron “Starman” DiIulio, UNT planetarium and astronomy laboratory director, hopes the program will encourage those with interests in computer animation, music, physics and other disciplines to create similar planetarium shows for UNT. He plans to screen more Starlight Productions programs this year such as Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Wish You Were Here.
Dark Side of the Moon is presented at 9 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays through the spring semester at the Sky Theater in the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building. Tickets, available 30 minutes before each show, are $7 for general admission and $6 for UNT students, faculty and staff with UNT ID. Only cash and checks are accepted.