MOSH: "Cosmic Concerts" at the Upgraded Planetarium!

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Cosmic Concerts are a beloved MOSH favorite! In fact, the planetarium at MOSH debuted its first laser light show in 1975. The Alexander Brest Planetarium director at the time actually coined the term ?Cosmic Concert,? and it has been used ever since. Join us after the jump for this summer's schedule of the Museums modern incarnation of this great Jville tradition!

In 2010, Bryan-Gooding Planetarium opened its doors at MOSH. The complete renovation of the equipment and the theater included a new state-of-the-art SkyLase laser system.  The upgrade – coupled with a new digital sound system – makes for a completely new and improved Cosmic Concert experience!    

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Cosmic Concerts rotate every Friday night but there are a few that have dedicated time slots.  Check these out:

First Friday Floyd: The first Friday of every month at 8, 9 and 10 p.m.

This series contains three shows, Wish You Were Here at 8 p.m., Dark Side of the Moon at 9 p.m., and Best of The Wall at 10 p.m. When it was released in1975, Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here topped the charts both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Now you can experience this journey not only with your ears but with your eyes as lasers and LEDs supplement this timeless classic.

Laser Country Cosmic Concert:  Third Friday of every month at 9 p.m. (May 18 - August 17)

Laser Country is a new Cosmic Concert series dedicated to some of the greatest country hits of all time. The series contains songs by classic country artists as well as some newer country stars. The playlist includes: Ain’t Going Down ‘til The Sun Come Up by Garth Brooks, Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash, All-American Girl by Carrie Underwood, Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson, How Am I Doin’? by Dierks Bentley, Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band, The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Charlie Daniels, Good Lord Willing by Little Big Town, Me And My Gang by Rascal Flatts, and Love Gets Me Every Time, and  Love Story  and You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift.

Beach Boys Cosmic Concert:  Every Friday at 7 p.m. (June 1- August 31)

Want to escape to the islands and enjoy a fun and unique experience? Then look no further than the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium! Reminisce and relive the distinctive musical stylings of the Beach Boys.  The band’s most popular songs are brought to life with refreshing laser and LED lights just in time for the group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration tour!

Cosmic Concerts are just $5 per show per person!  For details – and to purchase tickets – visit


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