Friday, July 26, 2019

Sensory-Friendly Astronomy Show Slated at RVCC Planetarium in July, August

The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will present

The Sky Above

WHEN: Saturdays, July 27 and August 24. Both screenings will begin at 5 p.m.
RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ
ADMISSION: $10 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested.
For additional information and to make reservations, call 908-231-8805 or visit
For further information, visit

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.