Regardless of your age or your interests, there will be a variety of skyward shows for you this Sunday at the New Jersey Museum Planetarium (205 West State Street, Trenton). The Planetarium regularly premieres new and exciting shows that feature state-of-the-art full dome video and offers both traditional sky and full-spectrum laser programs. Alone or with your family, lean back in the spacious reclining seats for about an hour of engaging entertainment, as officially described here:
SUNDAY at noon for general audiences – Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the winter holiday season. It’s an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the “Star over Bethlehem”. Season of Light is a specialty program with an emphasis on astronomical and cultural themes related to the holiday season. Its educational impact is achieved through a set of multidisciplinary ideas woven throughout the program that help relate different holiday traditions and astronomy to the lives of students, families, and the general public.
SUNDAY at 1:00 p.m. for Pre-k to 1 – One World, One Sky brings us Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Elmo and their Chinese friend Hu Hu Zhu on a discovery of the sun, moon, and stars!
SUNDAY at 2:00 p.m. for general audiences – Laser Holiday Magic invites you to celebrate this magical holiday season with the Planetarium’s most spectacular show ever! New full-spectrum laser beams dance along with dazzling animated laser effects set to popular holiday music such as Winter Wonderland, Frosty the Snowman and many more. Enjoy a unique, festive experience under the stars at New Jersey’s largest full dome planetarium.
SUNDAY at 3:00 p.m. for 3 to 12 – Tales of Mayan Skies reveals how the ancient Maya achieved an unparalleled understanding of astronomy. Experience how Maya culture, life, architecture, and legends were intertwined with the ancient Maya’s scientific observation and recording of planetary movements.
Public Admission is $7 adult and $5 child (twelve & under). Groups of 15 or more are $5 per person. For more information, call the Planetarium at (609) 292-6464 or see: Www.state.nj.us/state/state/museum/explore-planetarium.shtml