Monday, March 18, 2024

Are you ready for the Solar Eclipse?


March 2024



Are You Ready for the Solar Eclipse?


There will be a total solar eclipse in the USA on Monday, April 8, 2024. New Jersey will see about 90% of the Sun get covered by the Moon that afternoon.

Times in New Jersey:

Eclipse starts: 2:09 pm

Maximum eclipse: 3:24 pm

Eclipse ends: 4:35 pm


I want to learn more!


Saturdays, March 23 & 30, 2024


Astronomy Tonight

7:00 p.m.

We’ve only got a few weeks left to prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse! Using the Planetarium’s DigitalSky digital theater, explore why and when we have eclipses, how to view a solar eclipse safely, and experience a guided tour of the stars and constellations of the night sky. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show. Solar Eclipse glasses are available to purchase at the Planetarium’s gift shop. (Show recommended for ages 8 to adult)


Get Your Glasses!


Don't wait too long to get your Solar Eclipse Glasses. The RVCC Planetarium will be CLOSED April 5-15.


We will NOT be open for the eclipse.


Giving Day at RVCC


Support the Planetarium and RVCC

Giving Day is an exciting time! If the College raises $50,000, another $50,000 will be unlocked by a private donor! Last year we made that goal. Help us achieve it again.

You can choose to support College Scholarships, or even the RVCC Planetarium!


Giving Day will be held March 21, 2024


Good to Know...


Admission: $10 per person for one show

$18 per person for two shows on the same day

Payments are taken at the Planetarium on the day of the show.

** RVCC Students and Employees get a $2/ticket discount when they come with friends and family.


Reservations are recommended. Call 908-231-8805 or email the Planetarium.

Provide your name, phone number, email, which show you want to see, and how many tickets you'd like.


Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the show to pay for your tickets.

The closest parking lots are #9 and #1. Here is a campus map.

Late arrivals are NOT admitted to the Planetarium's theater once a show has started.


Masks are optional on campus.




We live in a time when quality science education is more important than ever and a scientifically literate public is an essential part of the progress of any community. Planetariums both inspire and educate people of all ages about our place in the Universe. They are often a place in which young people become enthused and inspired to follow a scientific career. Many of today's leading scientists, engineers, and astronauts chose their careers because they were captivated by the experience of a planetarium visit

We invite you to be part of shaping the future! Join us in supporting the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium fundraising campaign: Stars are Rising. Help us ignite the passion for science and space exploration in the hearts and minds of our rising stars!!



Explore the Universe with RVCC Planetarium


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