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Admission:  $8 for one show and  $14 for two shows on the same day.
                        Pricing applies to all planetarium programs offered.

  Special Events  

* 3M Observatory
* The Sky Above- a program for those with autism or other developmental disabilities.
* Meditation under the Stars  Programs cancelled

 

Star Shows and Laser Concerts

All shows run approximately 40 minutes. (Evening laser concerts may run up to 1 hour.)
Admission: $8 for one show, $14 for two shows on the same day.

Call 908-231-8805 for reservations!
RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL SHOWS!


 
  • Shows and Concerts start on time.
  • No one is admitted into the planetarium after a show or concert has started; by order of the Fire Marshall.
    There is no re-admittance if you leave during a show.
  • Please arrive 20-30 minutes before show time.
    Reservations are held until 10 minutes before the start of a show.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children can not be left unattended in the planetarium.
  • Afternoon laser shows are recommended for ages 6 and older.
    Evening laser shows are recommended for ages 12 and older.
    They use album versions of songs, not radio versions.
    Words are not edited or bleeped from the original artist's recording.

    PLEASE NOTE: The planetarium has become VERY popular! If you have made reservations
    and need to change or cancel them, please call ahead and let us know. Otherwise we will be expecting
    your arrival 20-30 minutes before the show with the number of people reserved.

Scroll down for the Just for Kids schedule.

RVCC Planetarium Programs are made possible with generous funding from our friends at:
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 February  Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
3:00 pm      Perfect Little Planet
4:00 pm      Laser Magic
5:00 pm      The Sky Above (Feb 6)
7:00 pm      Exploding Universe (Feb 6, 20, 27)
7:00 pm      Romancing the Stars (Feb 13)  Sold Out
8:00 pm      Laser Led Zeppelin (Feb 6 & 20)
8:00 pm      Laser Queen (Feb 13 & 27)
 Heart and Soul Nebulas SPECIAL EVENT
Romancing the Stars
For adult couples, ages 16 & older (no children please)

Saturday, February 13   Sold Out
7:00 pm

 It's date night at the planetarium! Enjoy a light-hearted look at the universe. Stars, constellations, songs, and stories all celebrate love.
  
 Laser Queen Laser Queen
Saturdays, February 13 & 27
8:00 pm

 Some of the hit songs include "Crazy Little thing Called Love," "Another One Bites the Dust," "Under Pressure," and "We are the Champions."
Song List

 Perfect Little Planet Perfect Little Planet
Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
3:00 pm

 A family from another solar 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 destination will they choose?
(Recommended for ages 6-12)

 Laser Magic Laser Magic
Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
4:00 pm

Features songs by a variety of artists, including "We are all Made of Stars," by Moby, "We Will Rock You," by Queen, "Best Day of my Life," by American Authors, and "Let it Go" by Idina Menzel. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Song List
 blackhole Exploding Universe
Saturdays, February 6, 20, 27
7:00 pm 
 
The Universe we see today is the product of explosive events, comet collisions, supernovae, the Big Bang, or on a smaller scale, supervolcanoes and high energy particles. Discover how the Universe has transformed and nature has participated in rebirth and renewal.
(Recommended for ages 10 to adult)
  
 Led Zeppelin Laser Led Zeppelin
 
Saturdays, February 6 & 20
 8:00 pm

Features the group's hit songs "Battle of Evermore," "Stairway to Heaven," and "Houses of the Holy."
Song List

   
 March  Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19
3:00 pm      The Little Star that Could
4:00 pm      Laser Pop Rock
5:00 pm      The Sky Above (Mar 5)
7:00 pm      Black Holes
8:00 pm      Laser U2 (Mar 5 & 19)
8:00 pm      Classic Rock (Mar 12)
 The Little Star that Could The Little Star that Could
Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19
3:00 pm

Travel with an average yellow star on his quest to get a "name" and a planet to call his own. A "cool" red star, a "hot" blue star, a dying star, double stars, and the Milky Way Galaxy teach Little Star some important things about being a star. Imagine Little Star's surprise when we discovers that several planets rotate around him! The show offers a great introduction to the different kinds of stars in space, as well as the planets in our solar system.
(Recommended for ages 6-12)
 Laser Pop Rock Laser Pop Rock
Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19
4:00 pm

Lasers dance across the dome while music is played. Song include "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," by The Tokens, "Campfire Song Song," by Spongebob Squarepants, and "Shake it Off," by Taylor Swift, to name just a few.
Song List
 Black Holes Black Holes
Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19
7:00 pm

"Black Holes" takes audience members on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. Take a virtual tour through space and explore the science and mystery of black holes: Where do they come from? How do we find them? Is there one on Earth's horizon?
(Recommended for ages 8 to adult)
 Laser U2 Laser U2
Saturdays, March 5 & 19
8:00 pm 

Some of U2's most popular songs are included in this show: "Pride (In the Name of Love),"Beautiful Day," and "Unforgettable Fire."
Song List 
 laser Classic Rock Classic Rock
 
Saturday, March 12
 8:00 pm
 
 Enjoy a laser concert that features a variety of classic rock songs such as "Touch of Gray" (Grateful Dead), "Houses of the Holy" (Led Zeppelin, "Another One Bites the Dust" (Queen), "You Took the Words Right Out of my Mouth" (Meatloaf), "Come Sail Away" (Styx), and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Beatles).
Song List
   

Just for Kids!

 

 
All shows run approximately 40 minutes.
Admission: $7 for one show, $13 for two shows on the same day

Call 908-231-8805 for reservations!

 the Magic Tree House Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Saturdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30
3:00 pm

Join Jack and Annie as they discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more. Who can help them answer the questions left for them by the mysterious "M"? This show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels.
(Recommended for ages 5 and older)  
 Laser Pop Rock Laser Pop Rock
January 9, 16, 23, 30
4:00 pm
Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19
4:00 pm
 
Lasers dance across the dome while music is played. Song include "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," by The Tokens, "Campfire Song Song," by Spongebob Squarepants, and "Shake it Off," by Taylor Swift, to name just a few.
Song List   
 Perfect Little Planet Perfect Little Planet
 Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
3:00 pm

A family from another solar 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 destination will they choose?
(Recommended for ages 6-12) 
 Laser Magic Laser Magic
 Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
4:00 pm 
 
Features songs by a variety of artists, including "We are all Made of Stars," by Moby, "We Will Rock You," by Queen, "Best Day of my Life," by American Authors, and "Let it Go" by Idina Menzel. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Song List 
 The Little Star that Could The Little Star that Could
 Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19
3:00 pm
 
Travel with an average yellow star on his quest to get a "name" and a planet to call his own. A "cool" red star, a "hot" blue star, a dying star, double stars, and the Milky Way Galaxy teach Little Star some important things about being a star. Imagine Little Star's surprise when we discovers that several planets rotate around him! The show offers a great introduction to the different kinds of stars in space, as well as the planets in our solar system.
(Recommended for ages 6-12)
   

Special Events

 
 

  Heart and Soul Nebulas 
  
SPECIAL EVENT
Romancing the Stars
For adult couples, ages 16 & older (no children please)

Saturday, February 13   Sold Out
7:00 pm

 It's date night at the planetarium! Enjoy a light-hearted look at the universe. Stars, constellations, songs, and stories all celebrate love.
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3M Observatory

See the skies through our 16" Meade telescope.  The 3M Observatory is open on clear-sky evenings when we are doing public shows. 

There is no additional charge to visit the 3M Observatory.
The observatory is currently: Closed  
Check back for updates for future dates.

The Sky Above

Saturn over Puzzle

  

NOTE: The Sky Above will be shown one Saturday per month at 5:00 pm beginning in the New Year, rather than Sunday at 4:30.
A planetarium show for families with children on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disabilities.

Saturday, March 5         5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 2           5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 7            5:00 p.m.
 
Ticket Price: $8.00 per person
 

All ages are welcome to this one-hour sensory-friendly program. The show will provide a comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming to all families. The doors will remain open so that children will be able to come and go. Lights will be left dim and audio will be lowered and at a consistent level. The sky show will include: music, videos, planets, the Moon, constellations and laser lights.  All material is presented on a very basic level.

Please call 908-231-8805 to make a reservation as we are limiting the number of visitors for each show.

With support from:
     PNC

 

  Autism Ribbon  Family Resources

logo POAC Parents Of Autistic Children   Autism Speaks logo  
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 Meditation under the Stars

     "Meditation under the Stars" has been cancelled indefinitely.  

     We thank you for joining us. 

 

   

Admission / General Policies

 
  • No one is admitted into the planetarium after a show or concert has started;
    by order of the Fire Marshall.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children can not be left unattended in the planetarium.
  • Please arrive 20-30 minutes before show time. Shows and Concerts must start on time.
  • Admission is $8.00 per person, per show, all ages, unless otherwise noted.
  • See two programs on the same day and get $2 off the second show.
  • Try a laser concert with 3D glasses for an additional $2
  • Same day Star Show and one Laser Concert for $14.00
  • Groups of 15 or more see both for $13.00 per person
  • General seating reservations will be held until 10 minutes before show time at the Planetarium Gift Shop.
  • Reservations do not guarantee a seat if you are late for the show or concert.
    PLEASE NOTE: The planetarium has become VERY popular! If you have made reservations
    and need to change or cancel them, please call ahead and let us know. Otherwise we will be expecting
    your arrival 20-30 minutes before the show with the number of people reserved.

Reservations are recommended for all shows by calling the Planetarium @ 908-231-8805.

 
   

RVCC is located between Routes 78 and 22.
Directions to the College here.
On campus, park in Lot #7 or #1 and proceed up the steps to the Planetarium.


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