Wednesday, May 4, 2016


May this month bring you to RVCC Planetarium!

Our final month of shows before the summer has arrived! May brings back some of the Planetarium's favorite shows!

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WHEN: Weather permitting, 3M Observatory will be open to the public on Saturday evenings. 



Family-Friendly Shows

WHEN: Saturday afternoon shows just for the family.  3:00 pm Shows in May 7, 14, & 21: Magic Tree House: Space Mission
(recommended for ages 5 and older)

WHEN: 4:00 pm Shows in May 7,14, & 21: Laser Pop Rock
(Check our website for full details of shows and age recommendations)

SETI: The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

WHEN: Saturdays, May 7, 14, & 21,  7:00 pm
(Recommended for ages 10 to adult)






Laser Shows for Adults: Laser Beatles

WHEN: Saturdays, May 7 & 21, 8:00 pm

Laser ELO
WHEN: Saturday, May 14 8:00 pm


Saturn on Puzzle

The Sky Above 

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 5:00 pm

A Sensory-Friendly show for visitors with Autism or other developmental disabilities.



What's up in the Sky?

Jupiter is high in the south at mid-month. Look for Jupiter east of Regulus in Leo the Lion.

Mars reaches opposition May 22 and is closest to the Earth on May 30. This is the closest Mars opposition since 2005! See Mars and Saturn up an hour after sunset later in the month. Saturn is to the lower left of Mars in late May. Throughout the majority of May, Mars and Saturn can be observed an hour before sunrise. 

  • New Moon: May 6
  • First Quarter: May 13
  • Full Moon: May 21
  • Last Quarter Moon: May 29

WHERE: Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg