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PR # 258 June 16, 2008


The Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch will present a variety of star shows and laser concerts this summer for all ages to enjoy. The following shows will be offered:

Summer Skies: Wednesdays, July 9-August 27, at 7:30 p.m.

The Summer Triangle dominates the evening skies this season. Saturn and Mars edge closer to the Sun, while Jupiter shines brightly in Sagittarius. Join us on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer to learn what stars and constellations are visible in the summer skies. Participants also will be treated to information about current events in astronomy.

Laser Concerts: 8:30 p.m. on the following Wednesday nights:

Led Zeppelin ? July 9, August 6
Pink Floyd?s Dark Side of the Moon ? July 16, August 13
ELO ? July 23, August 20
Legends of Rock & Roll ? July 30, August 27

Children?s Shows: The Planetarium also will offer the following stars shows and laser concerts geared specifically for children:

Space Bus: Tuesdays, July 8-August 26, at 2 p.m.

Students visit the planets on the ultimate field trip as they fly over Mars and Saturn?s rings. But what will the youngsters do when the bus breaks down near Pluto and they?re headed for the stars? (Recommended for families with children ages 6-12)

Sky Lights ?Laser and video concert: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 8-August 28, at 3 p.m.

Lasers and video clips animate music by singer/songwriter mr. RAY and Jane Murphy?s Journey into Space CD. Sing along to such tunes as ?Kalien, the Alien? and ?Moon, Rock, Rock.? (Recommended for youngsters ages Pre-K and older)

The Little Star that Could, Thursdays, July 10-August 28, at 2 p.m.

The galaxy is filled with many different types of stars, but only the most special stars have planets around them. (Recommended for families with children ages 6-10)

Reservations are recommended for all shows. All Planetarium shows cost $6 each or $10 for two shows on the same day, unless noted otherwise. For additional information, call 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium .

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College 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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