weekend at the Longo Planetarium at the County College of Morris in Randolph.
The shows include: “Space Extreme’’ on Friday
night, Sept. 11; “Shapes in the Sky’’ on
Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12; and “Tour of the
Planets’’ on late Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12.
All three shows will be repeated in October and
Reservations are recommended for all shows
and can be made by calling the Longo
Planetarium reservation desk at 973-328-5076,
or visit: https://www.ccm.edu/planetarium.
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. 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:
Fri, Sept. 11, 2015, 7 p.m. – 8 PM
The universe is packed with extreme objects and events and
the Space Extreme series explores the biggest, hottest and
most amazing. Visit black holes, supernovae, colliding
galaxies and others – all of which push the edge of
understanding and imagination.
Recommended for ages eight 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 Sept. 11, Oct. 9 and
Shapes in the Sky:
Sat, Sept. 12, 2015, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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 four 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 Sat., Sept. 12, Oct. 10 and Nov. 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, Sept. 12, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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, see that each of them has
a remarkable, unique story to tell.
Recommended for those ages six 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 Sat.,
Sept. 12, Oct. 10 and Nov. 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.