The Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College – Route 28 and Lamington Road, North Branch, New Jersey – 908-231-8805 - http://www.raritanval.edu/rvcc/frameset/planetarium.html - programs change regularly - The Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College offers fun, educational programs that will take you and your students into space and evoke a sense of adventure as you visit the last frontier. You will travel through time and space and explore exploding nebulas, mysterious black holes and the solar system from its beginning to the present day. Our educational shows are designed to help young people discover the wonders of the universe. The Planetarium offers general public shows and laser concerts for all ages. These shows change periodically but are also available to interested school groups.
Trailside Planetarium– Mountainside - (No one under 8 years old) Phone 908-232-5930
Buehler Challenger and Science Center
Date Opened 10/94
Experience the excitement of being an Astronaut and a Mission Controller on one of eight work teams as you "Rendezvous with Comet Halley." Groups of 18-34, grades five to adult, will spend one hour in training and two hours "flying." Available on Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturdays. 9/1/04-8/30/05 Cost: $950.00 (includes a $200.00 non-refundable deposit)
This 4-hour program for groups of 18-34, grade five and up, offers more than a Full Mission with an additional hour of pre-mission programming. Like our Camp-Ins, assistance towards badge and patch requirements for scouts is available. Cost: $1,100.00 (includes a $250.00 non-refundable deposit)
For groups of 12-18, grade five to adult, this abbreviated version of the Full Mission includes one-hour of training and a one-hour flight…a great way to experience the excitement of being an Astronaut! Scheduled on Monday-Thursday after school, evenings or Saturdays. Cost: $500.00 (includes a $150.00 non-refundable deposit)