Staerkel Planetarium Announces the Return of Laser Shows

Staerkel Planetarium Announces the Return of Laser Shows

Laser Shows Return to the Dome

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College is excited to announce the return of laser shows to the dome following a hiatus. For the two weekends prior to Halloween, the planetarium will host matinee and evening shows. 

The lasers will shine on the dome set to Halloween-themed and pop music from artists including Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Prince, Zeppelin, Beatles, and Queen. Opening weekend begins on October 20 with a Halloween Spooktacular. Also, visitors can view the Staerkel Planetarium new fall shows that includes Coyote Explores the Earth, Moon, and Sun; and Solar System Safari. A full list of fall shows including show times for the laser shows is available at If a group would like to book a laser show for a private event, contact Staerkel Planetarium for pricing options. For ticket information and to plan a trip to Staerkel Planetarium, visit for the show schedule or call 217/351-2446

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