Tuesday, December 18, 2018

RVCC Planetarium Sets Sensory-Friendly Astronomy, Music Show

Planetarium

The Sky Above

WHEN: Saturdays, January 5 and February 2, both at 5 p.m.
WHERE
: The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
TICKETS: $10 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 sensory-friendly astronomy and music show, approximately 45 minutes in length, is specially designed for families with children on the Autism spectrum or those with developmental disabilities.

The program, 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.

Ranked by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses.

For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.