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.
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!)
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