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Morris County Planetarium Shows Planned For This Weekend

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- Did you know there was a Planetarium right here in Morris County?  Our solar system and the universe will be the focus of three fascinating shows to be held this weekend at the Longo Planetarium at the County College of Morris in Randolph.

The shows include: “Space Extreme’’ on Friday night, July 10; “Shapes in the Sky’’ on Saturday afternoon, July 11; and “Tour of the Planets’’ on Saturday evening, July 11. All three shows will be repeated at various times through the summer and fall.

Reservations are recommended for all shows and can be made by calling the Longo Planetarium reservation desk at 973-328-5076, or visit: http://www.ccm.edu/planetarium

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The Madeline D. and Joseph J. Longo Planetarium is a state-of-the-art facility.

The universe is just one of the many things presented in the planetarium at the county college. Almost anything that can be imagined in the cosmos can be presented in new and exciting ways, including classes on a variety of subjects.

The planetarium dome is perfect for introduction to astronomy and general astronomy classes at CCM, but also is used for college-level presentations in meteorology, history, archeology, communications and literature. Grade school students, who make up the majority of visitors every year, also use the facility to augment their educations in science and space science.

The following is a look at this weekend’s schedule shows:

Space Extreme:

Fri, Jul 10, 2015, 7 - 8 PM

The universe is packed with extreme objects and events and the Space Extreme series explores the biggest, hottest and most amazing. You’ll visit black holes, supernovae, colliding galaxies and others – all of which push the edge of understanding and imagination.

Recommended for ages 8 and older, Space Extreme will take place at the Longo Planetarium in Cohen Hall on CCM’s Randolph campus at 7 p.m. on Fridays July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9 and November 13.

 

 

 

Shapes in the Sky:

Sat, Jul 11, 2015, 3 - 4 PM

Shapes in the Sky is a storytelling series featuring fun myths and legends from around the world and throughout history. The whole family will enjoy the engaging tales told in the program.

Recommended for those ages 4 and older, Shapes in the Sky will take place at the Longo Planetarium in Cohen Hall on CCM’s Randolph campus at 3 p.m. on Saturdays July 11, August 15, September 12, October 10 and November 14.

 

The facility comfortably seats 91 people, and besides the new interior with new seating, there’s a new sound system, lighting and an exciting gallery of space images in the newly renovated lobby and entrance area.

 

Tour of the Planets

Sat, Jul 11, 2015, 5 - 6 PM
Tucked away in a roomy section of the Milky Way is an average star, surrounded by a small collection of eight planets, hundreds of moons, and uncountable asteroids and comets. They just appear as tiny specks from far away, but in the Tour of the Planets series you'll see that each of them has a remarkable, unique story to tell.

 

Recommended for those ages 6 and older, Tour of the Planets will take place at the Longo Planetarium in Cohen Hall on CCM’s Randolph campus at 5 p.m. on Saturdays July 11, August 15, September 12, October 10 and November 14.

Reservations for all shows are recommended and can be made by calling the reservation desk at 973-328-5076.

Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and younger, seniors 62 and older, and CCM students, faculty and staff who provide their ID.

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