November 2021

November 2021

Cost: $10 for one show, $18 for two shows
908-231-8805

November 6
3pm  Rockin’ Rocket Ride - ages 3-8
4pm  Sky Lights - ages 3-8
5pm  The Sky Above (sensory-friendly) - All ages
7pm  Astronomy Tonight - 8-adult
8pm  Best of Pink Floyd laser concert  - ages 10-adult

November 13
3pm  Accidental Astronauts - ages 4-10
4pm  Kids Jam laser concert - ages 6-12
7pm  Exploding Universe - ages 10-adult
8pm  Best of Pink Floyd laser concert - ages 10-adult

November 20
3pm  Accidental Astronauts - ages 4-10
4pm  Kids Jam laser concert - ages 6-12
7pm  Exploding Universe - ages 10-adult
8pm  Best of Pink Floyd laser concert - ages 10-adult

CLOSED THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

November Planetarium Shows

Rockin’ Rocket Ride, Saturday, November 6, 3:00 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)

SkyLights, Saturday, November 6, 4:00 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) and more artists. Some songs are illustrated with lasers and other songs feature video images. (Recommended for ages 3-8)

The Sky Above (sensory friendly), Saturday, November 6, 5:00 p.m.
A special astronomy and music show designed for families with children on the Autism spectrum or those with developmental disabilities. These sensory-friendly shows, which are appropriate for audiences of all ages, will provide a comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming to all families. During the show, the doors will remain open so children may freely leave and return if they choose. Lights will be left dim (instead of dark) and the audio will be lowered and kept at a consistent level. “The Sky Above” show includes music, laser lights, stories, and information about the planets, the Moon and constellations. Content is presented on a kindergarten level.

Astronomy Tonight, Saturday, November 6, 7:00 pm
Using the Planetarium’s DigitalSky digital theater, experience a guided tour of the night sky. Learn about some of the popular constellations visible from sunset to sunrise, as well as the stories behind them. Hear about how and where in the sky to find the brightest planets. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show. (Recommended for ages 8 to adult)

Best of Pink Floyd laser concert, Saturdays, November 6, 13, 20, 8:00 pm
Lasers dance across the dome while we listen to Pink Floyd songs including “Comfortably Numb,” “Another Brick in the Wall, part 2,” and “Money.” (Recommended for ages 10 to adult)

Accidental Astronauts, Saturdays, November 13, 20, 3:00 pm
Robo-kids Cy, Annie, and their dog, Armstrong, get a lot more than they expected from their class field trip in an impromptu adventure. Travel along exploring the Sun, Earth and Moon, with a witty starship computer as navigator and guide. Race along on the surface of the Moon! Collect an asteroid sample in low gravity! Survive a solar storm! Find new appreciation for the unique beauty of Earth. Journey along with the Accidental Astronauts in this epic dome theater adventure. (Recommended for ages 4-10)

Kids Jam laser concert, Saturdays, November 13, 20 at 4:00 pm
Sing along to a playlist that entertains kids and kids at heart while lasers dance on the dome overhead. Songs include “YMCA” by the Village People, “Waka Waka” by Shakira and “Can’t Stop this Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. (Recommended for ages 6-12)

Exploding Universe, Saturdays, November 13, 20, at 7:00 pm
The universe we see today is the product of explosive events. They have even shaped our very existence. Supernovae seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible. When Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go. But other outbursts have profound effects as well, such as supervolcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life-bearing oasis we now enjoy. The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of high-energy particles, can echo the foundational events of the early universe. As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the path of one of these "particles," a proton, as it participates in nature's astounding events of rebirth and renewal. (Recommended for ages 10 to adult)


The Planetarium is closed Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25-28.

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