WHERE: The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium, 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will present a number of holiday laser concerts and star shows in December. The following shows will be offered:
Perfect Little Planet, Saturday, December 7, 3 p.m.
A family from another star system is seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known dwarf planet; sail through the rings of Saturn; feel Jupiter’s lightning storms; and walk on the surface of Mars. Which vacation destination will the family choose? (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Kids Jam laser concert, Saturday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Enjoy an eclectic mix of music to entertain kids and kids at heart while lasers dance on the Planetarium dome overhead. Songs include “Bright” by Echosmith, “YMCA” by The Village People, “Mia” by Bad Bunny, and “Waka Waka” by Shakira. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Astronomy Tonight, Saturday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Using the Planetarium’s DigitalSky digital theater, experience a guided tour of the night sky. Learn about some of the popular constellations visible from sunset to sunrise, as well as the stories behind them. Hear about how and where in the sky to find the brightest planets. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show. (Recommended for ages 8-adult)
Laser Beatles, Saturday, December 7, 8 p.m.
Listen to The Fab Four’s hits from the group’s long career, including “Twist and Shout,” “Revolution,” and “Get Back,” while lasers animate the songs on the dome overhead.
The Alien Who Stole Christmas, Saturdays, December 14 & 21, 3 p.m.
Discover the stars visible in the winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system as he’s kidnapped by a friendly alien. The kids on the other planets also need presents! (Recommended for ages 6-10)
Winter Wonder Lights, Saturdays, December 14 & 21, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Enjoy a laser concert featuring such holiday hits as “Wizards in Winter,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “Dominic the Donkey.” (Recommended for ages 6-adult)
Mystery at the North Pole, Saturdays, December 14 & 21, 7 p.m.
Poor Santa is too ill to deliver presents this year. Who could have done this? Who would want to sabotage Christmas? Was it an elf? A reindeer? The audience will need to look at the suspects and figure out who is guilty of hurting Santa. (Recommended for ages 6-adult)
TICKETS: cost $10 for one show, $18 for two shows on the same day. For reservations and information, call 908-231-8805. For additional information, visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.