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“More lasers, please!”
Review of Noble Planetarium

Noble Planetarium
Ranked #68 of 158 things to do in Fort Worth
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Owner description: Offers information on astronomy as well as a laser-light show.
Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
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“More lasers, please!”
Reviewed August 2, 2011

The combination of video and laser in this show is amazing, and it was a memorable and fun experience overall. I'll go again. I would have liked more lasers though - especially the part with stars in the background and laser patterns at the same time. That was awesome. The video was a little too much at times, but it was still pretty interesting especially because I've never seen video and lasers at the same time. I'm looking forward to going again, and also to seeing the Liquid Violin show.

Visited August 2011
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Dallas
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“The big finish was the best part of the show!”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

OK, I'm a laser enthusiast and have been for many years. The Pink Floyd laser show at the Noble Planetarium is quite good, and I would recommend it for anyone. The show started with lots of eye candy, but no lasers. In fact, it was the third piece of music before the lasers were introduced. My favorite part of the show was when they turned off all videos and light wheels (etc) and showed the star field and laser patterns. The videos, including a reference to the early film "Metropolis" was great, but I went to see a laser show! By far, the icing on the cake was the encore - "Tom Sawyer" by Rush which was programmed into the computer and was only semi-live. It had the best laser display of the entire evening without question. But, it is a lot of fun, and they did a great job creating supplemental effects in the show. So, go see it and make your own suggestions.

Visited July 2011
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Ft. Worth, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Stay Home and Save your $ and sanity!”
Reviewed July 15, 2011

I hate having to give a negative review of something in Fort Worth - I'm such a huge fan of this city - but the laser light show at the Noble Planetarium was horrible. I used to go in the 80's and have memories of it being cool and creative and even lovely. But the show tonight was frenetic, manic, uncreative.... The friend I was with said she felt like she had been "water boarded and would confess to any crime." I am so disappointed. To say it was too busy and overstimulating is an understatement. This is a perfect example of less would have been more.

Visited July 2011
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“Laser Show - Noble Planetarium, Fort Worth”
Reviewed March 21, 2011

The laser shows at the Noble Planetarium in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are amazing. To call them a laser show though is only telling half of the story. The laser patterns themselves have been getting better and better since opening day last November.

The other half of the story is the mind bending full dome video projection. Other planetariums are doing music shows, including Pink Floyd. But they are either laser only or video only. The Noble does both. Some songs ate video. Some are laser. But most combine the two in ways I've never seen before. Audience reactions are very positive, and many old-timers were present.

There's also a lot of excitement heard from the younger audience members. All in all, everyone seemed to have a great time.

Notable is that the shows have significant portions done live. I believe the Pink Floyd show is actually all live. This keeps the shows ever changing from each time I've experienced them. Definitely it's a come once and then come often affair. Excellent place to bring the family or a date.

Looking forward to where the shows will be a few months from now.

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Aledo, Texas
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“lazer show - just eh...”
Reviewed December 15, 2010

I'm a big lazer show fan, seen dozens around the country. Just saw the recently revamped lazer show a couple of weeks ago at the Noble and was underimpressed. It's mostly video, not lazers, and the laser art was pretty basic - nowhere near what others are doing with lazers nowadays. Hopefully, will get better with time (why I give it 'average' not 'poor').
-Betty 'Bliss'

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