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There are no astronomy shows or laser concerts in June.  Public programs resume on July 7.

Special Events  

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

 

Star Shows and Laser Concerts

All shows run approximately 40 minutes. (Evening laser concerts may run up to 1 hour.)
Admission: $7 for one show, $13 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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May Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16
3:00 pm          Magic Tree House: Space Mission
4:00 pm          Laser Kids 2
7:00 pm          Spring Skies
8:00 pm          Laser 80's (May 2 & 16)
8:00 pm          Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (May 9)

Sunday, May 17
2:00 pm          Rockin' Rocket Ride  Sold Out
3:00 pm          SkyLights
4:30 pm          The Sky Above
 
 the Magic Tree House Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16
3:00 pm

Young star gazers join Magic Tree House characters 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"?  The show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels.
(Recommended for ages 5 and older)

 Laser Kids 2 Laser Kids 2
Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16
4:00 pm
 
Features songs by a variety of artists including LMFAO, One Direction, and Black Eyed Peas.
Song List

 Leo constellation Spring Skies
Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16
7:00 pm
 
Discover what stars and constellations we can see in tonight's sky.
Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show.
 laser Beams and Dots
Laser 80's
Saturdays, May 2 & 16
8:00 pm

Sing along with musical hits from the 1980's, including "I Know You're Out There Somewhere" by the Moody Blues,
"Whip It" by DEVO, and "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen.
Song List
 laser Pink Floyd Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
 
Saturday, May 9
 8:00 pm
 
All songs are from this classic album, including "Speak to Me / Breathe," "Money," and "Brain Damage."
Song List

 cartoon Sun Rockin' Rocket Ride
Sunday, May 17
2:00 pm  Sold Out

Put on your space suit and blast off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun, and planets. A lively experience for young people with selected music from "Journey into Space" by Jane Murphy.
(Recommended for ages 3-8)
  Mr. Moonrock (from The Moonrock Rock) SkyLights
Sunday, May 17
3:00 pm

Our youngest audience members can sing along with songs by Mr. Ray (Family Ride, Kalien the Alien) and Jane Murphy (Moon Rock Rock, The Planet Song). Some songs are illustrated with lasers and other songs feature video images.
(Recommended for ages 3-8)
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, May 2, 9, 16
3:00 pm

Young star gazers join Magic Tree House characters 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"?  The show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels.
(Recommended for ages 5 and older)

cartoon Sun Rockin' Rocket Ride
Sunday, May 17  Sold Out
2:00 pm

Put on your space suit and blast off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun, and planets. A lively experience for young people with selected music from "Journey into Space" by Jane Murphy.
(Recommended for ages 3-8)
Mr. Moonrock (from The Moonrock Rock)  SkyLights
Sunday, May 17
3:00 pm

Our youngest audience members can sing along with songs by Mr. Ray (Family Ride, Kalien the Alien) and Jane Murphy (Moon Rock Rock, The Planet Song). Some songs are illustrated with lasers and other songs feature video images.
(Recommended for ages 3-8)
Song List
Laser Kids 2 Laser Kids 2
Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16
4:00 pm
 
Features songs by a variety of artists including LMFAO, One Direction, and Black Eyed Peas.
Song List
   

Special Events

 
 
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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. 
January through May 2015 - the 3M Observatory will be open on Saturday evenings, weather permitting.

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

The Sky Above

Saturn over Puzzle

  

 A planetarium show for families with children on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disabilities.

Sunday, May 17

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Ticket Price as of January 1, 2015: $7.00 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
Come join us and relax...
Release tension and stress listening to a guided meditation while overhead the digital dome transforms into a flight through the Universe.
Led by Relaxation Specialist Barbara Cannell, spend an hour in quiet contemplation.

Friday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 8, 1:15 pm
Wednesday, May 20, 1:15 pm

Friday, June 5, 1:15 pm
Friday, June 12, 7:00 pm
Friday, June 19, 1:15 pm
Friday, June 26, 7:00 pm



 Ticket price: $7 per person

                    Free with your RVCC ID

Please arrive a few minutes early.  You can leave early if you need to, but you can't enter once we've begun. 
Bring a sweater or blanket, as it's sometimes cool in the Planetarium.
Bring a yoga mat if you'd like to lay on the floor.

   

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 $7.00 per person, per show, all ages, unless otherwise noted.
  • See two programs on the same day and get $1 off the second show.
  • Try a laser concert with 3D glasses for an additional $2
  • Same day Star Show and one Laser Concert for $13.00
  • Groups of 15 or more see both for $12.00 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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