•  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 (*). 

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    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 International
     
    Rock and Roll Music
    Twist and Shout
    I Wanna Hold Your Hand
    Help!
    Yesterday
    Tomorrow Never Knows
    Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise version)
    Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
    When I'm 64
    I am the Walrus
    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    All Together Now
    Octopus's Garden
    Get Back
    The End
    Her Majesty


    Best of Pink Floyd 
    This show features selections from Pink Floyd’s legendary rock history.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Welcome to the Machine
    Money
    Learning to Fly
    Speak to Me/Breathe
    One Slip
    Comfortably Numb
    Keep Talking
    Run Like Hell


    Country USA 
    This show features today's country music favorites, including LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain and Dixie Chicks.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    In Training (intro.) — James Horner
    National Anthem — LeAnn Rimes
    Boot Scootin' Boggie — Brooks & Dunn
    Right on the Money — Alan Jackson
    Blue — LeAnn Rimes
    Fancy — Reba McEntire
    I Can Love You Better — Dixie Chicks
    How Can I Live Without You — LeAnn Rimes
    You Win My Love — Shania Twain
    It's Your Song — Garth Brooks
    God Bless America — Lee Greenwood


    Dark Side of Oz 
    This unique show is a Wizard of Oz interpretation of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Speak to Me/Breathe
    On the Run
    Time
    The Great Gig in the Sky
    Money
    Us and Them
    Any Colour You Like
    Brain Damage
    Eclipse


    The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland
    One of the legendary rock guitarists of the ‘60s performing the best of his double LP.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    ... And the Gods Made Love
    Have You Ever Been (to Electric Ladyland)
    Crosstown Traffic
    Long Hot Summer Night
    Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)
    Gypsy Eyes
    Burning of the Midnight Lamp
    Rainy Day, Dream Away
    1983 ... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
    Moon, Turn the Tides ... gently gently away
    Still Raining, Still Dreaming
    All Along the Watchtower
    Voodoo 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 Inc.
     
    Atlantis (intro.) — Eric Serra
    Tuesday's Day Off — Eric Serra
    Kokomo — Beach Boys
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight — Robert John
    Little Deuce Coupe — Beach Boys
    Living in America — James Brown
    We Didn't Start the Fire — Billy Joel
    Rodeo — Garth Brooks
    Talk to the Animals — Sammy Davis, Jr.
    Pure Vida — Chris Spheeris/Paul Voudouris
    Ride of the Valkyries — Wagner
    God Bless the USA — Lee Greenwood
    Headed for the Future — Neil Diamond
    Better Off Alone — Alice Deejay


    Laser Country 
    This show features songs from country legend Garth Brooks and others.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    God Bless the USA — Lee Greenwood
    Living in America — James Brown
    Lasso Intro. — Magnificent Seven
    The River — Garth Brooks
    Unanswered Prayers — Garth Brooks
    Two of a Kind — Garth Brooks
    Burning Bridges — Garth Brooks
    The Dance — Garth Brooks
    Rodeo — Garth Brooks
    Bury the Hatchet — Garth Brooks
    Papa Loved Mama — Garth Brooks
    Thunder Rolls — Garth Brooks
    The End — Cows

    Laser Gaga *
    This laser show features the greatest hits of Lady Gaga.

    Bad Romance
    Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
    Paparazzi
    Boys Boys Boys
    Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
    Telephone
    Born This Way
    Starstruck
    The Fame
    Poker Face
    Alejandro
    Just Dance

    Laser Lite *

    This family show features a variety of pop and light rock selections.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Pura Vida — Chris Spheeris/Paul Voudouris
    Kokomo — Beach Boys
    Living in America — James Brown
    Kiss That Frog — Peter Gabriel
    Riders on the Storm — Doors
    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds — Beatles
    Little Deuce Coupe — Beach Boys
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight — Robert John
    Stairway to Heaven — Led Zeppelin
    Touch of Grey — Grateful Dead
    We Didn't Start the Fire — Billy Joel
    It'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 International
     
    Reflections -- Diana Ross & The Supremes
    Heard it Through the Grapevine -- Marvin Gaye
    I Can't Help Myself -- The Four Tops
    Where Did Our Love Go? -- Diana Ross & The Supremes
    You Really Got a Hold on Me -- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    Shotgun -- Jr. Walker and The All-Stars
    Papa Was a Rolling Stone -- The Temptations
    Take Me to the River -- Al Green
    Superstition -- Stevie Wonder
    Brick House -- The Commodores
    Psychedelic Shack -- The Temptations
    ABC -- Jackson 5


    Laser POP ROX *

    This laser show features fourteen pop rock hits.

    ‘NSYNC – Pop
    Christina Aguilera – Come On Over
    Britney Spears – Overprotected
    Backstreet Boys – Larger Than Life
    U2 – Elevation
    Mandy Moore – Candy
    J-Lo – Waiting For Tonight
    Pink – Get This Party Started
    ‘NSYNC – Celebrity
    Backstreet Boys – Shape of My Heart
    Christina Aguilera – Lady Marmalade
    Britney Spears – Crazy
    Destiny’s Child – Survivor
    ‘NSYNC – Bye Bye Bye


    Legends
    This show features a variety of classic rock bands, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Fame — David Bowie
    Riders on the Storm — Doors
    Sympathy for the Devil — Rolling Stones
    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds — Beatles
    Stairway to Heaven — Led Zeppelin
    Touch of Grey — Grateful Dead
    I am the Walrus — Beatles
    All Along the Watchtower — Jimmy Hendrix
    It's Only Rock-n-Roll — Rolling Stones


    Moon Wall (Pink Floyd)
    This show features music from two of Pink Floyd’s albums – Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Speak to Me/Breathe
    Time
    Mother
    Money
    Comfortably Numb
    Us and Them
    Run Like Hell


    Rainbow Rock *

    Suitable for all ages, this family laser show features a variety of light rock, pop and country artists.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band — The Beatles
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight — Robert John
    I Can Love You Better — Dixie Chicks
    Praise You — Fat Boy Slim
    Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite — Beatles
    Riders on the Storm — Doors
    Purple People Eater — Sheb Wooley
    How Can I Live Without You — LeAnn Rimes
    When I'm Sixty-four — The Beatles
    Little Deuce Coupe — Beach Boys
    The River — Garth Brooks
    Kiss That Frog — Peter Gabriel
    Lovely Rita — Beatles
    Wild Wild West — Will Smith


    Ray of Light
    This show features a variety of contemporary bands, including Ricky Martin, Smashing Pumpkins and Moby.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Ray of Light — Madonna
    Perfect (perfecto mix) — Smashing Pumpkins
    Wild Wild West — Will Smith
    Praise You — Fat Boy Slim
    Bobyrock — Moby
    Born Slippy — Under World
    Confusion (Reconstruction mix) — New Order


    Rhythm & Beams
    This show features a variety of current R&B bands, including Seal, Busta Rhymes and Destiny’s Child.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Flipmode Medley — Busta Rhymes
    Bug a Boo — Destiny's Child
    Bounce With Me — Lil' Bow Wow
    Bring it All — Blaque
    Till We Get Rich — Ice Cube/Krazy Bone
    Try Again — Aaliyah
    Crazy — Seal
    Flashlight — P/Funk
    Doesn't Really Matter — Janet
    Lost Souls — Tribute Piece


    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles) *

    This is the classic 1967 Beatles album in its entirety.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    With a Little Help from My Friends
    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
    Getting Better
    Fixing a Hole
    She's Leaving Home
    Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
    Within You Without You
    When I'm Sixty-four
    Lovely Rita
    Good Morning Good Morning
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)
    A Day in the Life


    U2
    This show features the music of the rock band U2, from a variety of their albums.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Pop Muzik
    Bad
    Pride
    One
    Discotheque
    Where the Streets Have No Name
    Even Better Than the Real Thing
    The Fly
    With or Without You


    The Wall (Pink Floyd)
    This show features excerpts from Pink Floyd’s legendary double album The Wall.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    In The Flesh?
    Another Brick in The Wall (part 1)
    The Happiest Days of Our Lives
    Another Brick in The Wall (part 2)
    Mother
    Goodbye Blue Skies
    Empty Spaces
    Young Lust
    Another Brick in The Wall (part 3)
    Goodbye Cruel World
    Hey You
    Is There Anybody Out There
    Comfortably Numb
    Run Like Hell


    Zeppelin Unbound
    This show features many of Led Zeppelin’s legendary hits from a variety of their albums.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Immigrant Song
    Kashmir
    Battle of Evermore
    Black Dog
    Stairway to Heaven
    What Is and What Should Never Be
    When the Levee Breaks
    Rock and Roll



    ----- SEASONAL LASER LIGHT SHOWS ----- 


    Fright Light (Halloween Laser Light Show) *

    This show, suitable for all ages, features music and images related to Halloween.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Monster Mash -- Bobby 'Boris' Picket
    Turned Around Found the Thing -- They Might Be Giants
    Dig My Grave -- They Might Be Giants
    Who's That Standing -- They Might Be Giants
    Ghost Busters -- Ray Parker Jr.
    New Friend Underneath My Pillow -- They Might Be Giants
    Hypnotist of Ladies -- They Might Be Giants
    Something Grabbed my Hand -- They Might Be Giants
    Spirits in the Material World -- Police
    Purple People Eater -- Sheb Wooley
    Spider -- They Might Be Giants
    Goblins -- Tangerine Dream
    Theme from "Twilight Zone"
    B.B.Q. of the Gods -- Wagner
    Hall of Heads -- They Might Be Giants
    Monster Party (Tubular Bells) -- Book of Love
    Zombie Jamboree -- Rockapella
    Headless -- Joe Satriani
    Turn Around -- They Might Be Giants
    Theme from "Addams Family" -- Vic Mizzy

    Winter Wonderlight (Holiday Laser Light Show) *

    This show, suitable for all ages, features music and images related to the holiday season.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Deck the Halls — Mannheim Steamroller
    Winter Wonderland — Eurythmics
    Jingle Bells — Clancy Brothers
    Carol of the Bells — Mannheim Steamroller
    Little St. Nick — Beach Boys
    Santa Baby — Madonna
    Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer – Elmo & Patsy
    Gabriel's Message — Sting
    Christmas — U2
    Dance of the Sugar Plumb Fairies — Tchaikovsky
    Jingle Bell Rap — Various artists
    Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree — Brenda Lee
    Global Good Tidings — Fireworks Jazz
    The Happiest Christmas Tree — Nat King Cole
    Goodnight — Manhatten Transfer



    ----- EXTENDED LENGTH LASER SHOWS ----- 
    60+ minutes in length 


    A Momentary Lapse of Summer
    This show features 65 minutes of Pink Floyd's best tracks.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Welcome to the Machine
    Time
    The Happiest Days of Our Lives
    Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
    Keep Talking
    Hey You
    Money
    One Slip
    Comfortably Numb
    Us and Them
    Learning to Fly
    Run Like Hell


    Legends of Rock
    This show features 65 minutes of classic rock favorites.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    It’s Only Rock-n-Roll -- Rolling Stones
    We Didn’t Start the Fire -- Billy Joel
    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds -- The Beatles
    Pride (In the Name of Love) -- U2
    Touch of Grey -- Grateful Dead
    Fame -- David Bowie
    Stairway to Heaven -- Led Zeppelin
    Black Dog -- Led Zeppelin
    Riders on the Storm -- Doors
    Sympathy for the Devil -- Rolling Stones
    With or Without You -- U2
    All Along the Watchtower -- Jimmy Hendrix
    A Day in the Life -- The Beatles


    Endless Photons
    This show features 63 minutes of lite rock and pop favorites.
    Aura Technologies Inc.
     
    Pure Vida -- Chris Spheeris/Paul Voudouris
    God Bless the USA -- Lee Greenwood
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight -- Robert John
    Tuesday's Day Off -- Eric Serra
    Kiss That Frog -- Peter Gabriel
    Praise You -- Fat Boy Slim
    Lovely Rita -- The Beatles
    Pop -- *NSYNC
    Headed for the Future -- Neil Diamond
    Kokomo -- Beach Boys
    Talk to the Animals -- Sammy Davis, Jr.
    Ride of the Valkyries -- Wagner
    Purple People Eater -- Sheb Wooley
    Touch of Grey -- Grateful Dead
    Theme from "Mission Impossible" -- Lalo Schifrin
    Little Deuce Coupe -- Beach Boys
    Better Off Alone -- Alice Deejay



    ----- MINI LASER SHOWS ----- 


    Beatles 1 mini laser show 
    Rock and Roll Music
    Twist and Shout
    I Want to Hold Your Hand
    Help!


    Beatles 2 mini laser show 
    Strawberry Fields Forever
    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    All Together Now
    Octopus' Garden


    Patriot mini laser show 
    The Star Spangled Banner — LeAnn Rimes
    God Bless the USA — Lee Greenwood
    Living in America — James Brown


    PopRock 1 mini laser show 
    Talk to the Animals — Sammy Davis Jr.
    Little Deuce Coupe — Beach Boys
    Lovely Rita — The Beatles


    PopRock 2 mini laser show 
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight — Robert John
    Purple People Eater — Sheb Wooley
    When I’m Sixty-four — The Beatles


    Pop Rock 3 mini laser show 
    Get the Party Started - P!nk
    Celebrity - 'N Sync
    Shape of My Heart - Backstreet Boys


    Mini Pepper laser show 
    Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
    When I’m Sixty-four
    A Day in the Life


    Mini Floyd laser show 
    On the Run
    Comfortably Numb
    Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2


    Mini Wall laser show 
    Young Lust
    Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3
    Goodbye Cruel World
    Hey You


    Legends mini laser show 
    Black Dog -- Led Zeppelin
    All Along the Watchtower — Jimmy Hendrix
    It's Only Rock-n-Roll — Rolling Stones


    Mini Fright Light laser show 
    Monster Mash — Bobby 'Boris' Picket
    Dig My Grave — They Might Be Giants
    Hall of Heads — They Might Be Giants
    Ghost Busters — Ray Parker Jr.


    Holiday mini laser show 
    Deck the Halls — Mannheim Steamroller
    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer — Elmo and Patsy
    The Happiest Christmas Tree — Nat King Cole
    Jingle Bells — Clancy Brothers