The Radiant Pro 60, a laser light show projection machine, is demonstrated Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School.
Melanie Knocke, director of the planetarium at Rock Bridge High School, demonstrates the Radiant Pro 60, a laser light show projection machine, on Tuesday. "This is a fun system. This is an experiment," she said.
On Friday, the Columbia Public Schools planetarium at Rock Bridge High School will play a medley of songs from Pink Floyd's discography.
"This one box is the laser show," says Melanie Knocke, director of the Columbia Public Schools' planetarium. Lasers can produce only single points of light, but by rotating at high velocities, the beam can appear as a solid line. The light show appears to have solid shape because the laser beam is moving so fast that people's eyes cannot keep up to see the brief moments of black.
"The sun is far away. About 93 million miles away, and that's why it looks so small," according to a song by They Might Be Giants, which plays during a demonstration of the Radiant Pro 60 on Tuesday at the planetarium at Rock Bridge High School. They Might Be Giants' "Why Does The Sun Shine?" is an educational song released in 1993.