For the second year, Cornell University says the public is welcome at Friday evening's laser light and fireworks show. The 8pm show at Schoellkopf Field is one of several events scheduled for Cornell's Homecoming Weekend.
Fireworks and frickin' lasers at Cornell Homecoming 2012. 14850 Photo.The evening includes a pep rally, performances by dance groups from Ithaca and Cornell, and music from DJ Double A, and the fireworks show will start at about 8:40pm.
Parking will be limited near Schoellkopf Field, but Cornell is offering ample parking at B Lot, near the veterinary college, with a shuttle bus running to and from the stadium beginning at 7:30pm, when the gates open. The last shuttle will depart B Lot at 8:30 for the event, and shuttles returning to the parking lot will leave from the stadium beginning at about 9:10pm.
Last year's fireworks show was accompanied by heavy rains, and Saturday's football game was played in sunny weather. This year's weather promises the reverse, with a clear evening likely. Saturday's forecast shows an 80% chance of precipitation from mid-morning through early evening, with thunderstorms likely around the 3pm kickoff time of the Cornell Big Red's football game against the visiting Bucknell Bison. "It might just be showers for kickoff, but most of the game will end up a soaker," advises meteorologist Drew Montreuil of Finger Lakes Weather.