Fulldome Planetarium Experiences Inspired by Pink Floyd
Music lovers in Glasgow are discovering the unique environment of Glasgow Science Centre's digital Planetarium as a venue to appreciate their favourite stellar soundscapes. Together with its spectacular 360° screen it is the perfect setting to enjoy the sonic triumphs of Pink Floyd accompanied by a visual feast inspired by the music of some of their biggest-selling albums. We're thrilled to bring you Pink Floyd-inspired experiences again in 2019!
“It's a fantastic sound and visual display that really wraps itself around you.”
The Wall: The Fulldome Experience – Trip Advisor review
Let us transport you to an incredible, immersive Pink Floyd nirvana for a feature length experience that is out of this world! You'll get a sneak peek of what the Planetarium can do with an expert astronomer taking you out into space, before you sit back, relax and enjoy the music of a Pink Floyd album, accompanied by our sometimes dizzying, but always engaging graphics, inspired by the music of this internationally acclaimed progressive psychedelic rock band.
Whether it's a performance of 'The Dark Side of the Moon' or 'The Wall': you'll find these immersive experiences inspired by the music of Pink Floyd are a superb flashback to a golden era of British rock music that's not to be missed by fans old and new.
Performances of 'The Dark Side of the Moon' and 'The Wall' will return in 2020.
More About Each Experience
'The Dark Side of the Moon: The Fulldome Experience' is a sound and visual extravaganza featuring the entirety of the highly successful and influential, The Dark Side of the Moon album from 1973, accompanied by mesmeric visualisations projected across the entirety of the Planetarium's immersive 15m dome.
With graphics inspired by Pink Floyd's seminal 1979 album, 'The Wall: The Fulldome Experience' immerses you in the world of Roger Waters' epic rock opera. As it tells its story of isolation and human emotion, you'll enjoy the album in its entirety with the Planetarium's incredible 5.1 surround sound.
These performances of eternally popular music are adults-only events, for ages 18+ and tickets cost £16pp.
There are a number of wheelchair access seats available. Please get in touch with our Contact Centre team if you require an access ticket.
Don't just take our word for it! Keep scrolling down for more reviews of these incredible experiences...
Dark Side of the Moon
We visited the Science Centre for a showing of the Dark Side of the Moon visual and audio experience in the Planetarium. Started off with great talk and demo of the planetarium's main job, the night sky. The guy giving the talk knew his stuff and that was an unexpected bonus. The main show was mind blowing, the sounds, the visuals are on another level. An hour passed in what seemed like minutes, even my wife who had never heard the album thought the show was spectacular.
Trip Advisor review
We went to 'The Wall' music from and film based on Pink Floyd music shown in the Planetarium. It was fab from the welcome from staff on arrival, to the music and amazing graphics. Would love to go again to another show!
Dark Side of the Moon
The Planetarium show left me feeling totally immersed in the music and visuals. And I loved every minute.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read our full terms and conditions. A few important points to highlight for these particular events are:
- Special effects which may include, without limitation, sound, audio visual, pyrotechnic effects or lighting effects may be featured at an event. There are a few moments in "Fulldome Planetarium experiences Inspired by Pink Floyd" where there are rapidly flashing lights lasting a few seconds at a time. Also, the fulldome visuals as part of the experience create dramatic sensations of motion, which make some people feel uncomfortable. This is especially the case if you've had a wee drink before coming. To prevent things getting too "spinny" these events are not licensed, and the consumption of alcohol on the premises is not allowed.
- Glasgow Science Centre reserves the right to refuse admission should patrons breach any terms and conditions. You may be subject to security searches prior to or during the event. There have been a few groups who have arrived at recent events under the influence. If our staff duty managers deem it appropriate you may be refused entry to the event, for your safety and the safety of others (see "spinning" above!)
- Every effort to admit latecomers will be made but admission cannot always be guaranteed. For all evening planetarium events we close and lock the Science Mall doors ten minutes after the advertised start time. Unfortunately if you arrive after this time the doors will be locked, and you will not be admitted. This is due to the nature of the planetarium experience.