RVCC Planetarium to Present Holiday Shows

The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg is planning star and laser shows for the entire family in December, including special holiday programs. The following programs will be offered: The Alien Who Stole Christmas, Saturdays and Sundays, December 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 2 p.m. Discover the stars visible in the winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system after he's been kidnapped by a friendly alien. The kids on the other planets also need presents! (Recommended for ages 6-10)

Mercury Santa Photo Courtesy RVCC Marketing Dept.

Mercury Santa
Photo Courtesy RVCC Marketing Dept.

Winter Wonder Lights, Saturdays and Sundays, December 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 3 p.m.Listen to holiday hits such as "Wizards in Winter," "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree," and "Dominic the Donkey" while lasers draw pictures on the dome overhead. (Recommended for ages 6-adult)

December Skies, Saturdays, December 12, 19, 4 p.m.
Discover the stars and constellations visible in tonight's sky. (Recommended for ages 10 to adult)

Planetarium show tickets cost $8 for one show or $14 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.

Raritan Valley Community College's main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community's businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu

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Raritan Valley Community College is an educational community that works to develop critical thinking, foster intellectual curiosity, promote leadership, encourage social responsibility, support personal growth, and sustain engaged citizenship within a diverse population of students and community members.
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Raritan Valley Community College values all aspects of diversity including but not limited to race, sexual orientation, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, socioeconomic status, and political and philosophical perspectives. We rely on diversity to enrich the intellectual environment for students and employees. We support educational access and opportunity by recruiting and retaining a diverse college community. We foster diversity by developing and maintaining curricular and social programs that infuse the contributions of all people, and by preparing students to excel in a global society. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in the College’s Mission Statement and Strategic Goals, all of which support excellence in teaching, learning and professional development in a welcoming and respectful climate.
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• RVCC is an open admission institution with high standards and excellent support services.
• RVCC serves as an important center for our community.
• RVCC participates as a reliable partner with the region’s K-12 schools to support active learning and college readiness.
• RVCC must provide support for student success, but students are responsible for their own achievements.
• The College values the diversity of our communities as a resource that strengthens the institution.
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