Saturday Cinema: Lasers With Ron Hipschman

Saturday, June 28, 2014 • 2:00 p.m.

Exploratorium Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Free with the purchase of general admission ticket. Bay Area Residents (nine-county area) receive local rates.

All Ages

In 1960, the laser was known as “a solution looking for a problem.” Dubbed “music for your eyes,” laser shows were one example of this solution, growing out of early experiments in light shows and subsequently becoming hugely popular beginning in the 1970s.

In this entertaining program, Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman merges a cinematic laser show with the science behind their development. Himself a longtime laser show projectionist, Ron will speak to the science and technology that led to the development of the form, offer a demonstration of laser projection, and conclude with a short program of light show-related films.