THE SKY ABOVE
WHEN: Saturdays, October 8 and November 5. Both shows will begin at 5 p.m. and last for approximately 45 minutes.
WHERE: Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ.
TICKETS: $8 per person.
Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested. For additional information and to make reservations, call 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.
The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Planetarium in Branchburg will present “The Sky Above.” The astronomy and music show is specially designed for families with children on the Autism spectrum or those with developmental disabilities.
The sensory-friendly show, which is appropriate for audiences of all ages, will provide a comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming to everyone. During the show, the doors will remain open so children may freely leave and return if they choose. Lights will be left dim (instead of dark) and the audio will be lowered and kept at a consistent level. The show will include music, laser lights, stories and information about the planets, the Moon and constellations. All material will be presented on a very basic, kindergarten level.
The show is being presented with support from PNC Institutional Investments.
Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.
RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
IMAGE: Jane Murphy’s “Moon Rock” song is included in “The Sky Above” show at the RVCC Planetarium. Illustration by Lonny Buinis