Sunday, October 23, 2016


The Witch Head Nebula

The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg has planned some special programs in October in celebration of Halloween. To add to the magic, a special star show, “The Skies over Hogwarts,” also will be presented for Harry Potter fans.

WHERE: Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg

The following shows will be offered:

Fright Light (Family version)
WHEN: Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 4 p.m.
Enjoy a Halloween laser light show featuring such tunes as “Alive” by Meatloaf and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson. (Recommended for ages 6 to adult)

Fright Light (PG-13 version)
WHEN: Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 8 p.m.

This laser light show is not geared for young viewers or those who are easily scared. The show features such songs as “The Night Santa Went Crazy” by Weird Al, “Witch Queen of New Orleans” by Redbone, and “Time Warp” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Recommended for ages 13 to adult)

The Skies over Hogwarts
WHEN: Friday, October 28, 7 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, October 30, 6 & 7 p.m.

Join our eclectic group of witches and wizards as they guide you through a Harry Potter-themed tour of the night sky. Learn how author J.K. Rowling used astronomy as the inspiration for some of her characters' names. (Recommended for ages 8 and older)

TICKETS: $8 for one show or $14 for two shows on the same day. Reservations are strongly suggested for all Planetarium shows. For additional information or to make reservations, call 908-231-8805 or visit

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit