Planetarium Shows This Weekend At CCM


planetarium-randolphjpg-262edcdb100a86a9_largeThe solar system and the universe will be the focus of three unique and very entertaining 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, 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:

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:

Space Extreme:

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

Nov. 13.

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.




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