Friday, June 29, 2012


The Sky Above RVCC planetarium show for families with children on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disabilities.

WHEN: Sunday, July 8,  4:30 - 5:30 PM, Sunday, August 12,  4:30 - 5:30 PM
Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg
All ages are welcome to this one-hour sensory-friendly program. The show will provide a comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming to all families. The doors will remain open so that children will be able to come and go. Lights will be left dim and audio will be lowered and at a consistent level. The sky show will include: music, videos, planets, the Moon, constellations and laser lights. Ticket Price: $5.00 per person Please call 908-231-8805 to make a reservation as we are limiting the number of visitors for each show.

July & August – RVCC Planetarium Schedule
All shows run approximately 40 minutes. 
ADMISSION: $7 for one show, $12 for two shows on the same day. 
Call 908.231.8805 for reservations!

Solar System Odyssey
WHEN: Tuesdays, July 10 - August 28, 2:00 PM

Go on a futuristic journey through our Solar System.  With Earth's resources being rapidly depleted, a tycoon sends our hero, Jack Larson, on a mission to discover a new home to colonize.  This character-driven show is perfect for middle school students!  (recommended for ages 8-12)

Attack of the Space Pirates PosterAttack of the Space Pirates
WHEN: Tuesdays
, July 10 – August 28, 3:00 PM

Hidden somewhere in the vast reaches of space is an alien technology so powerful that it threatens the very galaxy itself. A gang of rogue pirates will stop at nothing to find that technology and unleash its awesome power against the rest of the universe. Now, only one valiant ship stands between the pirates and their total domination of space. It’s a race against time for the Starship Intrepid as it seeks to find the alien technology first while defending itself against the attack of the space pirates!  (recommended for ages 8-12)

Magic Tree House Space Mission PosterMagic Tree House: Space Mission 
WHEN: Wednesdays, July 11 - August 29, 2:00 PM   and Fridays, July 6 - August 24, 7:00 PM

What would you do if you found a note with lots of question on it?  "How many stars in the starry night sky?  If we flew to the Sun, how long would we fly? Will we travel to planets and will it be soon? Will we ever be able to live on the Moon? How does it feel to journey through space?  Why is our Earth so special a place?" From the authors of the best-selling novel series, join Jack and Annie as they discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more.  Who can help them answer the mysterious "M's" questions?  (recommended for ages 5 and older)

Laser Kids
WHEN: Wednesdays, July 11 - August 29, 3:00 PM

This popular show has gotten a new song list.  Songs include "The Lion Sleeps  Tonight," "Supercalifragilisticsexpialidocious," and "Yellow Submarine," to name just a few.  (recommended for ages 5 and older)

Space Shapes & Tycho to the Moon
WHEN: Thursdays, July 5 – August 23, 2:00 PM

Exploring shapes in space: are the Moon and its orbit "round" like a ball or a pancake?  Play connect-the-dots with the stars to find triangles and squares and constellations. Meet Tycho, a dog who doesn't just howl at the Moon, but wants to go there. Blast off on an amazing ride.  Learn about night and day, space travel, the phases of the Moon, and features of the lunar surface. Watch meteors shoot across the sky and see the Earth from space. (recommended for ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult)

Moon Rock RockSkyLights
WHEN: Thursdays, July 5 – August 23, 3:00 PM

The youngest audience members can sing along with songs by mr. RAY (Family Ride, Kalien the Alien) and Jane Murphy (Moon Rock Rock, The Planet Song). Some songs are illustrated with lasers and other songs feature video images.  (recommended for ages 5-10)