From a Harry Potter-themed star show, to laser rock concerts, to a program based on the Magic Tree House series, the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg has events for all ages and interests in November. The following shows have been scheduled:
Magic Tree House: Space Mission, Friday, November 10, 2 p.m.
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 posted by the mysterious “M”? The show is based on the same-titled, best-selling series of novels. (Recommended for ages 5 and older)
Laser Pop Rock, Friday, November 10, 3 p.m.; Saturdays, November 11 & 18, 4 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly laser concert featuring music by a variety of artists including “Party Rock” by LMFAO, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens, and “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift. (Recommended for ages 6 to adult)
The Skies over Hogwarts, Saturdays, November 11 & 18, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Join an eclectic group of witches and wizards guiding visitors through a Harry Potter-themed tour of the night sky. Learn how J.K. Rowling used astronomy as the inspiration for some of her characters’ names. (Recommended for ages 8 and older)
Fright Light laser concert (family version), Saturday, November 11, 8 p.m.
Witches and ghouls continue to haunt the Planetarium in this laser concert featuring such songs as “Time Warp,” “Monster Mash,” and “Thriller.” (Recommended for ages 8-adult)
Laser Modern Rock, Saturday, November 18, 8 p.m.
Lasers “dance” across the Planetarium dome while visitors listen to songs such as “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons,” “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” by Fall Out Boy, and “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors.
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 or to make reservations, call 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.
Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.