WHERE: RVCC Planetarium, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg
ADMISSION: $10 per person for one show; $16 per person for two shows on the same day
Use code STAR1 when you purchase your ticket for a $2 per person discount.
Reservations are recommended.
Call to make reservations: 908-231-8805
The Alien Who Stole Christmas
WHEN: Saturdays, December 15 and 22, 3:00 pm
Discover some of the stars visible in tonight's sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know! (recommended for ages 6-10).
Winter Wonder Lights laser concert
WHEN: Saturdays, December 15 and 22, 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Listen and sing along to holiday hits such as "Wizards in Winter," "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree," and "Dominic the Donkey." (Recommended for ages 6-adult)
Mystery at the North Pole
WHEN: Saturdays, December 15 and 22, 7:00 pm
Santa is sick! He was poisoned by someone at the North Pole. Was it an elf? A reindeer? The audience will need to look at the suspects and figure out who is guilty. This show includes an introduction to the stars in the winter sky. (Recommended for ages 8-adult)
Check our website for the public show schedule for now through May 2019, and show descriptions.
Winter Solstice Saturday
WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm
Participate in hands-on activities for all ages celebrating winter, the solar system and the Moon. All activities are free, but regular admission charges are applicable for any shows that day.
The Sky Above
WHEN: Saturday, January 5, 5 pm
Enjoy music, laser lights, stories, and information about the planets, Moon, and constellations. Content is presented on a kindergarten level.
RVCC Planetarium offers special astronomy and music shows designed for families with children on the Autism spectrum or those with developmental disabilities. These sensory-friendly shows, which are appropriate for audiences of all ages, will provide a comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming to all families. 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.
Call to make a reservation: 908-231-8805
Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open to the public on Saturdays from 7 pm to about 9:00 p.m.
There is no fee to visit the Observatory.
Total Lunar Eclipse
WHEN: Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10 pm - midnight
The Full Moon is going to slide through Earth's shadow, causing the Moon to slowly "disappear" and then, when fully in the shadow, appear reddish. We will gather outside the 3M Observatory to watch this celestial event. Inside the planetarium, we'll present short programs explaining what eclipses are. The partial eclipse begins at 10:34 pm. Total eclipse beings at 11:41 pm.