| June 7, 2014

Cernan Earth and Space Center makes Saturdays ‘super-galactic’ this summer

River Grove, Ill. – Saturday nights this summer will be out of this world at Triton College’s Cernan Earth and Space Center! For three nights this summer, families can catch unique shows in one, fun-filled night dedicated to entertaining and informing all ages about galactic topics and recent discoveries in astronomy and Earth science during the center’s special summer series, Super Saturdays. Super Saturdays will take place on June 7, July 5 and Aug. 2 and are open to the public.


7 p.m. Zip! Zoom! Whiz! This children’s show takes viewers on an imaginary trip with Clunky the Robot to visit a large observatory, watch rocket launches and take a short trip into outer space.

Pop Rock 2 mini laser show. This mini laser show features a trio of pop songs, including “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “When I’m Sixty-Four” and “Purple People Eater.” 8 p.m. Monthly Skywatch. The Cernan Center’s Monthly Skywatch brings you the excitement of the current nighttime sky; the latest discoveries in astronomy, space science and Earth science; and if weather permits, the opportunity to observe the moon, planets and other wonders of the sky through telescopes set up on the lawn outside the building. 9:30 p.m. Beatles Laser Anthology. This laser show features 16 of the Beatle’s greatest songs, spanning their many albums and ever-changing style of music.

Mini Legends mini laser show. This mini laser show features a sampling of songs from the Cernan Earth and Space Center’s collection of laser light shows from such artists as Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Hendrix and the Rolling Stones.

Admission for the 7 OR 8 p.m. Super Saturday show is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 2 to 12 and senior citizens ages 55 and up. Admission for the 9:30 p.m. Super Saturday laser show is $10 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Adult patrons wishing to attend both the Monthly Skywatch and Beatles Laser Anthology laser show who purchase both tickets prior to the Monthly Skywatch will enjoy a price reduction on their laser show ticket from $10 to only $5. Please note that with exception of the Super Saturday evening, the Cernan Center is suspending its weekend public shows for most of the summer. This action is part of Triton College’s campus-wide cost-saving initiative. The center will remain open on Mondays through Thursdays for group shows.* For more information about the Cernan Center, its programs, field trips or events, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3372. The show schedule is subject to change. Please call the Program Line at (708) 583-3100 for up-to-the-minute information before attending a show. Visit the Cernan Center’s website at or shop its Yahoo! Store at

Located on the campus of Triton College in River Grove, Ill., near the city of Chicago, the Cernan Earth and Space Center houses a 100-seat dome theater, featuring star-filled planetarium shows, wraparound films, children’s shows and laser light shows, along with a Space Hall and Star Store gift shop.



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