Viaje a los Planetas (Voyage to the Planets)
3:30 p.m.

This show is a pre-recorded Spanish translation Marc’s Voyage to the Planets. There are some live cues, like pointing to Saturn when the recorded voice says “Saturno”, and things like that.


  1. DVD: not used. Set to standby.

  2. Sound board: volume up for output, CD, and cassette player; down for all others.

  3. Cassette player: insert Viaje label out; rewind and set odometer to zero.

  4. Video projector: monitor select line 1, input select line 1 to enable laser disc for line 83. Brightness and contrast down.

  5. VCR: fast forward the Rusty Rocket tape to 0:42 for lunar walk at line 150.

  6. Laser disc: cue disc 4, chapter 25 (Sun) for line 83.

  7. Slew (PROJ: R): not used.

  8. Zoom (PROJ: T): zoom to small (down) for comet; leave zoom in automatic (down). Zoomed in at 316 SwitchoN SWCH: K.

  9. Orrery: Sun on, everything else off, brightness and speed zero, observer north (up). Used at line 81.

  10. Zeiss: setup for “Dance of the Planets” at line 77. On June 25, 2005, we had Mercury, Saturn, and Mars to the east of the setting sun, with Jupiter on the meridian.

  11. Spice: load VIAJE.CUE. Down arrow until 53 RUN is highlighted. (59 MotoroN STEP: B [daytime clouds] has no prior LoCate 0 STEP: B.)

The show

There is a script with cues for the show, but Glenn says “The transcript is quite inaccurate. I don't know Spanish, so following along with even a 100% accurate transcript would be a chore, but what actually is spoken diverges from the printout at many places—so it is embarrassingly easy to get lost and not know what one should be doing or pointing at.”

Marc says “one problem is that parts of the soundrack are now innacurate (in talking about the planetarium) and I can’t easily update that soundtrack. Apparently Juana Rocha let her visa expire and is stuck back in Mexico. There will be a different show in September or October [2006].”

  1. Audience enters while 53 RUN is highlighted. Then press ↓ once to launch the show. The SMPTE time code comes from the cassette tape.

  2. “Dance of the Planets”: perform annual motion forwward for the first half, then backward for the second half.