The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium will present several weekday shows for youngsters during their spring break, March 31 and April 1. The following programs will be offered:
Magic Tree House: Space Mission, Tuesday, March 31, 2 p.m.
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"? The show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels. (Recommended for ages 5 and older)
Perfect Little Planet, Tuesday, March 31, 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; and avoid Jupiter’s lightning storms. Which destination will the family choose? (Recommended for ages 6-12)
The Little Star that Could, Wednesday, April 1, 2 p.m.
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 the Little Star some important things about being a star. Imagine Little Star’s surprise when he discovers planets already revolving 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 Kids, Wednesday, April 1, 3 p.m.
Enjoy a laser and video concert featuring songs by a variety of artists. Songs include “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Supercalifragilisticsexpialidocious,” and “Yellow Submarine.” (Recommended for ages 6 and older)
Planetarium show tickets cost $7 for one show or $13 for two shows on the same day. Reservations are strongly suggested for all Planetarium shows. For additional information, call 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.
In 2015, the Planetarium at RVCC is celebrating 25 years of bringing astronomy to the children and adults of New Jersey.