Longway Planetarium debuts autumn 2017 lineup

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FLINT, MI – Sloan-Longway debuted a new lineup of programming for the fall of 2017 on Oct. 1. Included in the new lineup of shows are a Queen light show, a Halloween light show, and a Halloween event for the community.

Both the Ooky Spooky Light Show and The Queen Light Show: From Mercury With Love were produced in-house by Longway Planetarium staff.

“Ooky Spooky is a fun show for families to enjoy as they get ready for Halloween, and we think it’s particularly important to offer low-cost entertainment options like our planetarium shows. Of course, as soon as visitors walk through our doors, they’re drawn into astronomy topics by our wonderful mural and exhibits around the foyer,” said Caitie O’Neill, the marketing manager of Sloan-Longway. “We’re confident that folks who come in for light shows will leave with that sense of wonder, and are likely to be repeat visitors for our space and science programs. We try to offer something for everyone, and the light shows are just one way that we try to engage with our community.”

The Ooky Spooky Light Show, which is set to several Halloween classics such as “Ghostbusters,” “Thriller,” and “The Monster Mash,” can be seen daily at 4 PM and on weekends at 7 PM through Oct. 31. The Queen Light Show: From Mercury With Love, meanwhile, is shown every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 PM, and is set to ten of Queen’s greatest hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” and “You’re My Best Friend.” Tickets for each show are $6 for adults or $4 for seniors and children aged two to eleven. A discounted price of $10 is available for those interested in a double feature.

On Oct. 28, Longway Planetarium will host their Halloween party – the Halloween Hootenanny. The event will include “a night of boogieing, treats, and prizes.” Tickets are $8 for adults or $6 for children aged two to eleven and include admission to the 6 PM Ooky Spooky Light Show.

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