Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW SHOWS TO RVCC PLANETARIUM!

WHERE: RVCC Planetarium, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
ADMISSION: $8 for one show, $14 for two shows on the same day!

OBSERVATORY IN JANUARY

Saturday evenings as long as it's clear, you can find a staff member opening the Observatory. Free to all, but call ahead to make sure the weather is permitting! (Snowy weather may prevent the Observatory from opening)

Please call 908-231-8805 if you would like to check.  


JANUARY KID SHOWS

Magic Tree House

WHEN: Saturdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 at 3PM

Join Jack and Annie as they discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more. Who can help them answer the questions left for them by the mysterious "M"? This show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels.  (Recommended for ages 5 and older)

Laser Pop Rock 

WHEN: January 9, 16, 23, & 30 at 4PM 

Lasers dance across the dome while music is played. Songs include "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens, "Campfire Song Song" by Spongebob Squarepants, and "Shake it Off," by Taylor Swift, to name just a few.

 

 


NEW SHOW!

From Earth to the Universe

WHEN: Saturdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 7:00 pm

Learn which stars and constellations are visible in tonight's sky, then experience Astronomy 101 in under an hour. The sky has always been a place of wonder. Philosophers and scientists, from the Greeks to Galileo, began to unravel some of its mysteries. The invention of the telescope has allowed for still more discoveries. Fly by all the planets in our solar system, then travel beyond to view the birthplace and death of stars, and still farther to the myriad galaxies in our universe.

(Recommended ages 10 and up)

Call 908-231-8805 for reservations! (Highly Recommended!)


LASER SHOWS:

Grateful Dead

WHEN: Saturdays, January 9 & 23, 8:00 pm

"Touch of Gray," "Truckin," and "Sugar Magnolia," are a few of the hits in this laser concert. (Recommended for teens and adults)

Best of Pink Floyd 

WHEN: Saturdays, Jaunary 16 & 30, 8:00 pm

Lasers dance across the dome while we listen to Pink Floyd songs including "Comfortably Numb," "Another Brick in the Wall, part 2," and "Money." 

Call for reservations: 908-231-8805


NIGHTTIME SKIES IN JANUARY

Planets and Constellations in January

Morning planet extravaganza in the New Year!

Venus is in the south east, while Saturn is nearby to its upper right January 1 - 8. Jupiter is in the south west of our morning skies along with Mars, which can be seen south, south east near the star of Spica in the constellation Virgo.

Once Mercury appears, five naked-eye planets are on display in the order of Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter!

Last Quarter Moon: January 2
New Moon: January 10
First Quarter: January 16
Full Moon: January 24


The Sky Above

WHEN: Saturday, January 9th at 5pm 

A planetarium show for families with children on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disabilities.

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.  All material is presented on a very basic level.

TICKETS: $8.00 per person

Call 908-231-8805 for reservations! (Highly Recommended!)