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Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium Centerport

The planetarium’s new show Sunstruck explores the birth of our sun. Image from Vanderbilt Planetarium

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport has premiered two intriguing new shows for the summer and brought back a popular show.

New on the playbill is Sunstruck! during which visitors can travel back in time to experience the birth of our sun and solar system. Discover how the sun came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it and how its energy will one day fade away. Show runs Tuesdays through Sundays at 3 p.m. through Sept. 3.

Also new this summer is Laser U2. Enjoy the classics and modern hits of the band U2, one of the greatest bands of the last three decades. This concert is set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immersive journey through this British band’s rise and success. Show runs on Friday and Saturday nights at 10 p.m. through Sept. 3.

Finally, back by popular demand is Pink Floyd: The Wall. Based on the 1979 album of the same name, this is the tale of the rock star named Pink Floyd and his downward spiral into madness. This gripping and spellbinding musical journey is beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. Show runs on Saturday nights at 9 p.m. through Sept. 3.

Tickets for the daytime shows are $13 adults, $12 seniors and students, $9 children. (This price includes required general admission fee.) Tickets for the evening shows are $10 adults, $9 seniors and students, $8 children ages 12 and under. For further information, please call 631-854-5579 or visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.