Sunday, July 23, 2017


Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

WHEN: Friday, July 28
RVCC Planetarium, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg

The Skies Over Hogwarts 
7 & 8 pm 

Take a Harry Potter-themed tour of the night sky!  See how JK Rowling used astronomy as her inspiration for characters.

Fright Light Laser Concert
6 & 9 pm 

Join us for our popular Halloween laser concert.  Songs include "Alive" by Meatloaf, "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr., and "Thriller" by Michael Jackson.

Visit our website for full details and age recommendations

Diamond Ring

Countdown to the Solar Eclipse

Prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017!  Most of our astronomy shows will include a 5-minute presentation about what a solar eclipse is and how to view it safely.  New Jersey will see about 75% of the Sun covered by the Moon.

Tuesdays in July

Magic Tree House: Space Mission & Countdown to the Eclipse 

  • July  25 at 2:30 p.m

Laser Pop Rock 

  •  July 25 at 3:30 p.m

Earth, Moon, Sun & Coyote & Countdown to the Eclipse

  •  July 25 at 4:30 p.m 

(Visit our website for descriptions of shows & recommended ages)

Thursdays in July

Space Shapes & Tycho to the Moon

  •  July 20 & 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Laser Kids

  • July 20 & 27 at 3:30 p.m.

(Visit our website for descriptions of shows & age recommendations

Fridays in July

Fright Light Laser Concert

  • July 28 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

(Visit our website for descriptions of shows & age recommendations)


Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open to the public on Friday evenings from sunset to about 10:15 p.m.