Cernan Earth and Space Center
Laser Light Show Song Lists
Blending multicolored laser beams and exciting visual effects to the beat of rock music, our popular laser light shows weave a spell-binding adventure in sight and sound. Laser light shows are produced by Aura Technologies of Chicago or by Laser Fantasy International of Kirkland, Washington.
The Cernan Centers' Voyager V-17OWC laser projection system is one of the most advanced domed theater visual projection display systems in the world. Manufactured and installed by Aura Technologies Inc. of Chicago, Ill., this system represents the latest in state-of-the-art entertainment and educational laser display technology. The laser itself is a Color Pro krypton-argon water-cooled laser, which is capable of producing more than 18 quintillion (1.8 x 1019) color combinations, stunning special optical effects and dazzling aerial beam effects. For more detailed technical specifications, click here.
In addition to sheer brightness, the new laser projection system also boasts an array of optical special effects, including wavefront distortion filters and holographic diffraction pattern effects. A key feature of the new system is the show operator's ability to switch from auto playback to "live" performance mode at any time during the show. This gives the operator a chance to interact with the laser system and respond to the audience in real time, creating a slightly different version of the show for each performance.
The new laser system also boasts twin remote fiber optic laser projectors that are hidden behind the planetarium dome. Through the use of 50 micron glass fiber optics (about half the diameter of a human hair), laser light is transmitted from the laser projector (located in the rear of the theater) to the twin remote heads at the front of the theater. Under automated control these "remote laser projectors" can direct full-color aerial laser beams over the heads of the audience members from their forward positions, giving patrons the feeling that they are enveloped in laser light beams.
Coupled with the Cernan Center's existing planetarium special effects, stereo sound, digital playback and comfortable seating, the Voyager laser projection system leads the way as Triton College's Cernan Earth and Space Center embarks upon the 21st century!
PLEASE NOTE: Laser light shows are produced with the teen and young adult market in mind, not children. Since pop music often echoes adult themes, these same themes often carry over to the laser shows themselves. That said, some show titles are more appropriate for school-aged groups than others. Recommended shows are marked with an asterisk (*).
The Cernan Earth and Space Center offers the following laser light shows. All laser shows are available to groups and may be featured as our current public laser show. For current show information, please go to Current Show Schedule or call the Cernan Center Program Line at (708) 583-3100.
Beatles Laser Anthology*This show features a wide assortment of songs from the Beatles illustrious career.Laser Fantasy InternationalRock and Roll MusicTwist and ShoutI Wanna Hold Your HandHelp!YesterdayTomorrow Never KnowsSergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise version)Lucy in the Sky With DiamondsWhen I'm 64I am the WalrusStrawberry Fields ForeverOb-La-Di, Ob-La-DaAll Together NowOctopus's GardenGet BackHer Majesty
Best of Pink FloydThis show features selections from Pink Floyd’s legendary rock history.Aura Technologies IncorporatedWelcome to the MachineMoneyLearning to FlySpeak to Me/BreatheOne SlipComfortably NumbKeep TalkingRun Like Hell
Country USAThis show features today's country music favorites, including LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain and Dixie Chicks.In Training (Introduction) - James HornerNational Anthem - LeAnn RimesBoot Scootin' Boggie - Brooks & DunnRight on the Money - Alan JacksonBlue - LeAnn RimesFancy - Reba McEntireI Can Love You Better - Dixie ChicksHow Can I Live Without You - LeAnn RimesYou Win My Love - Shania TwainIt's Your Song - Garth BrooksGod Bless America - Lee Greenwood
Dark Side of OzThis unique show is a Wizard of Oz interpretation of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.Aura Technologies IncoproatedSpeak to Me/BreatheOn the RunTimeThe Great Gig in the SkyMoneyUs and ThemAny Colour You LikeBrain DamageEclipse
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric LadylandOne of the legendary rock guitarists of the ‘60s performing the best of his double LP.Aura Technologies Incorporated...And the Gods Made LoveHave You Ever Been (to Electric Ladyland)Crosstown TrafficLong Hot Summer NightCome On (Let the Good Times Roll)Gypsy EyesBurning of the Midnight LampRainy Day, Dream Away1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)Moon, Turn the Tides... Gently, gently awayStill Raining, Still DreamingAll Along the WatchtowerVoodoo Child (Slight Return)
Laser Atlantis*This show features a variety of light rock artists, including Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel and Eric Serra.Aura Technologies IncorporatedAtlantis (Introduce) - Eric SerraTuesday's Day Off - Eric SerraKokomo - Beach BoysThe Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert JohnLittle Deuce Coupe - Beach BoysLiving in America - James BrownWe Didn't Start the Fire - Billy JoelRodeo - Garth BrooksTalk to the Animals - Sammy Davis, JuniorPure Vida - Chris Spheeris/Paul VoudourisRide of the Valkyries - Richard WagnerGod Bless the USA - Lee GreenwoodHeaded for the Future - Neil DiamondBetter Off Alone - Alice Deejay
Laser CountryThis show features songs from country legend Garth Brooks and others.Aura Technologies IncorporatedGod Bless the USA - Lee GreenwoodLiving in America - James BrownLasso Introduction - Magnificent SevenThe River - Garth BrooksUnanswered Prayers - Garth BrooksTwo of a Kind - Garth BrooksBurning Bridges - Garth BrooksThe Dance - Garth BrooksRodeo - Garth BrooksBury the Hatchet - Garth BrooksPapa Loved Mama - Garth BrooksThunder Rolls - Garth BrooksThe End - Cows
Laser Gaga*This laser show features the greatest hits of Lady Gaga.Bad RomanceBeautiful, Dirty, RichPaparazziBoys Boys BoysEh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)TelephoneBorn This WayStarstruckThe FamePoker FaceAlejandroJust Dance
Laser Lite*This family show features a variety of pop and light rock selections.Aura Technologies IncorporatedPura Vida - Chris Spheeris/Paul VoudourisKokomo - Beach BoysLiving in America - James BrownKiss That Frog - Peter GabrielRiders on the Storm - DoorsLucy in the Sky with Diamonds - BeatlesLittle Deuce Coupe - Beach BoysThe Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert JohnStairway to Heaven - Led ZeppelinTouch of Grey - Grateful DeadWe Didn't Start the Fire - Billy JoelIt's Only Rock-n-Roll - Rolling Stones
Laser Motown*This laser show features twelve classic Motown hits, including songs by Diana Ross, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and more.Laser Fantasy InternationalReflections - Diana Ross & The SupremesHeard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin GayeI Can't Help Myself - The Four TopsWhere Did Our Love Go? - Diana Ross & The SupremesYou Really Got a Hold on Me - Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesShotgun - Junior Walker and The All-StarsPapa Was a Rolling Stone - The TemptationsTake Me to the River - Al GreenSuperstition - Stevie WonderBrick House - The CommodoresPsychedelic Shack - The TemptationsABC - Jackson 5
Laser POP ROX*This laser show features fourteen pop rock hits.Pop - ‘NSYNCCome On Over - Christina AguileraOverprotected - Britney SpearsLarger Than Life - Backstreet BoysElevation - U2Candy - Mandy MooreWaiting For Tonight - J-LoGet This Party Started - PinkCelebrity - ‘NSYNCShape of My Heart - Backstreet BoysLady Marmalade - Christina AguileraCrazy - Britney SpearsSurvivor - Destiny’s ChildBye, Bye, Bye - ‘NSYNC
LegendsThis show features a variety of classic rock bands, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.Aura Technologies IncorporatedFame - David BowieRiders on the Storm - DoorsSympathy for the Devil - Rolling StonesLucy in the Sky with Diamonds - BeatlesStairway to Heaven - Led ZeppelinTouch of Grey - Grateful DeadI am the Walrus - BeatlesAll Along the Watchtower - Jimmy HendrixIt's Only Rock-n-Roll - Rolling Stones
Moon WallThis show features music from two of Pink Floyd’s albums – Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall.Aura Technologies IncorporatedSpeak to Me/BreatheTimeMotherMoneyComfortably NumbUs and ThemRun Like Hell
Rainbow Rock*Suitable for all ages, this family laser show features a variety of light rock, pop and country artists.Aura Technologies IncorporatedSergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - BeatlesThe Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert JohnI Can Love You Better - Dixie ChicksPraise You - Fat Boy SlimBeing for the Benefit of Mr. Kite - BeatlesRiders on the Storm - DoorsPurple People Eater - Sheb WooleyHow Can I Live Without You - LeAnn RimesWhen I'm Sixty-Four - BeatlesLittle Deuce Coupe - Beach BoysThe River — Garth BrooksKiss That Frog — Peter GabrielLovely Rita - BeatlesWild Wild West - Will Smith
Ray of LightThis show features a variety of contemporary bands, including Ricky Martin, Smashing Pumpkins and Moby.Aura Technologies IncorporatedRay of Light - MadonnaPerfect (Perfecto Mix) - Smashing PumpkinsWild Wild West - Will SmithPraise You - Fat Boy SlimBobyrock - MobyBorn Slippy - Under WorldConfusion (Reconstruction Mix) - New Order
Rhythm & BeamsThis show features a variety of current R&B bands, including Seal, Busta Rhymes and Destiny’s Child.Aura Technologies IncorporatedFlipmode Medley - Busta RhymesBug a Boo - Destiny's ChildBounce With Me - Lil' Bow WowBring it All - BlaqueTill We Get Rich - Ice Cube/Krazy BoneTry Again - AaliyahCrazy - SealFlashlight - P/FunkDoesn't Really Matter - JanetLost Souls - Tribute Piece
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band*This is the classic 1967 Beatles album in its entirety.Aura Technologies Incorporated Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandWith a Little Help from My FriendsLucy in the Sky with DiamondsGetting BetterFixing a HoleShe's Leaving HomeBeing for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!Within You Without YouWhen I'm Sixty-FourLovely RitaGood Morning Good MorningSergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)A Day in the Life
U2This show features the music of the rock band U2, from a variety of their albums.Aura Technologies IncorporatedPop MuzikBadPrideOneDiscothequeWhere the Streets Have No NameEven Better Than the Real ThingThe FlyWith or Without You
The WallThis show features excerpts from Pink Floyd’s legendary double album The Wall.Aura Technologies IncoporatedIn The Flesh?Another Brick in The Wall (Part 1)The Happiest Days of Our LivesAnother Brick in The Wall (Part 2)MotherGoodbye Blue SkiesEmpty SpacesYoung LustAnother Brick in The Wall (Part 3)Goodbye, Cruel WorldHey, YouIs There Anybody Out ThereComfortably NumbRun Like Hell
Zeppelin UnboundThis show features many of Led Zeppelin’s legendary hits from a variety of their albums.Aura Technologies IncorporatedImmigrant SongKashmirBattle of EvermoreBlack DogStairway to HeavenWhat Is and What Should Never BeWhen the Levee BreaksRock and Roll
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Fright Light*This show, suitable for all ages, features music and images related to Halloween.Aura Technologies IncorporatedMonster Mash - Bobby "Boris" PicketGhost Busters - Ray Parker, JuniorSpirits in the Material World - PolicePurple People Eater - Sheb WooleyGoblins - Tangerine DreamTheme from "Twilight Zone" - Bernard Herrmann Twilight of the Gods - Richard WagnerMonster Party (Tubular Bells) - Book of LoveZombie Jamboree - RockapellaHeadless - Joe SatrianiTheme from "Addams Family" - Vic Mizzy
Halloween Spooktacular*This show, suitable for all ages, features music and images related to Halloween.Requiem - MozartGhostbusters - Ray Parker, JuniorPeople are Strange - The DoorsPulstar - VangelisThe Conversation - John WilliamsHot, Hot, Hot - Buster PoindexterSuperstition - Stevie WonderDevil Went Back to Georgia - Mark O'ConnorMonster Mash - Bobby PicketBeetlejuice - Danny ElfmanGhostriders - The Outlaws
Winter Wonderlight*This show, suitable for all ages, features music and images related to the Holiday Season.Aura Technologies Incorporated Deck the Halls - Mannheim SteamrollerWinter Wonderland - EurythmicsJingle Bells - Clancy BrothersCarol of the Bells - Mannheim SteamrollerLittle Saint Nick - Beach BoysSanta Baby - MadonnaGrandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Elmo & PatsyGabriel's Message - StingChristmas - U2Dance of the Sugar Plumb Fairies - Pyotr "Peter" Ilyich TchaikovskyJingle Bell Rap - Various ArtistsRockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda LeeGlobal Good Tidings - Fireworks JazzThe Happiest Christmas Tree - Nat King ColeGoodnight - Manhatten Transfer
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Endless PhotonsThis show features 63 minutes of lite rock and pop favorites.Aura Technologies IncorporatedPure Vida - Chris Spheeris/Paul VoudourisGod Bless the USA - Lee GreenwoodThe Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert JohnTuesday's Day Off - Eric SerraKiss That Frog - Peter GabrielPraise You - Fat Boy SlimLovely Rita - BeatlesPop - 'N SyncHeaded for the Future - Neil DiamondKokomo - Beach BoysTalk to the Animals - Sammy Davis, JuniorRide of the Valkyries - Richard WagnerPurple People Eater - Sheb WooleyTouch of Grey - Grateful DeadTheme from "Mission Impossible" - Lalo SchifrinLittle Deuce Coupe - Beach BoysBetter Off Alone - Alice Deejay
Laser QueenThis show features 60 minutes of classic favorites.We Will Rock YouBicycle RaceAnother One Bites the DustBest FriendFlashCrazy Little Thing Called LoveSomebody To LoveI Want It AllStone Cold CrazyPrinces of the UniverseKiller QueenBohemian RhapsodyWe Are The Champions
Legends of RockThis show features 65 minutes of classic rock favorites.Aura Technologies IncorporatdIt’s Only Rock-n-Roll - Rolling StonesWe Didn’t Start the Fire - Billy JoelLucy in the Sky with Diamonds - BeatlesPride (In the Name of Love) - U2Touch of Grey - Grateful DeadFame - David BowieStairway to Heaven - Led ZeppelinBlack Dog - Led ZeppelinRiders on the Storm - DoorsSympathy for the Devil - Rolling StonesWith or Without You - U2All Along the Watchtower - Jimmy HendrixA Day in the Life - Beatles
A Momentary Lapse of SummerThis show features 65 minutes of Pink Floyd's best tracks.Aura Technologies IncorporatedWelcome to the MachineTimeThe Happiest Days of Our LivesAnother Brick in the Wall (Part 2)Keep TalkingHey YouMoneyOne SlipComfortably NumbUs and ThemRun Like Hell
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Mini Beatles 1Rock and Roll MusicTwist and ShoutI Want to Hold Your HandHelp!
Mini Beatles 2Strawberry Fields ForeverOb-La-Di, Ob-La-DaAll Together NowOctopus's Garden
Mini PatriotThe Star Spangled Banner - LeAnn RimesGod Bless the USA - Lee GreenwoodLiving in America - James Brown
Mini PopRock 1Talk to the Animals - Sammy Davis, JuniorLittle Deuce Coupe - Beach BoysLovely Rita - The Beatles
Mini PopRock 2The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert JohnPurple People Eater - Sheb WooleyWhen I’m Sixty-Four - Beatles
Mini Pop Rock 3Get the Party Started - PinkCelebrity - 'N SyncShape of My Heart - Backstreet Boys
Mini Sergeant PepperSergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club BandWhen I’m Sixty-FourA Day in the Life
Mini Pink FloydOn the RunComfortably NumbAnother Brick in the Wall (Part 2)
Mini WallYoung LustAnother Brick in the Wall (Part 3)Goodbye, Cruel WorldHey, You
Mini LegendsBlack Dog - Led ZeppelinAll Along the Watchtower - Jimmy HendrixIt's Only Rock-n-Roll - Rolling Stones
Mini Fright LightMonster Mash — Bobby "Boris" PicketGhost Busters — Ray Parker, Junior
Mini HolidayDeck the Halls - Mannheim SteamrollerGrandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Elmo and PatsyThe Happiest Christmas Tree - Nat King ColeJingle Bells - Clancy Brothers
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