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June 15, 2018

June and July shows at Novins Planetarium feature special events, kids shows, lasers, and more!

NOVINS PLANETARIUM

Enjoy a celestial experience at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13) on the Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Please park in Parking Lot #2.  Enjoy a variety of laser, kids, and holiday shows!

SATURDAY, JUNE 23: FREE SUMMER SOLSTICE STAR PARTY
Sunset to 10pm(weather permitting) The Astronomical Society of Toms River Area (A.S.T.R.A.) will set up telescopes outside the planetarium to explore the stars, planets, constellations, and other celestial objects of the summer season! Admission: FREE!

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR KIDS
Tickets:$10 all seats(per person, each show).

Sat, June 30 – Pre-K Indoor Fireworks Show & Craft (11:00am Craft & 11:30am 30-minute Show) A special laser light extravaganza designed for our youngest audience members. “Ooh and Ahh” to laser fireworks and images while listening to some of your favorite patriotic songs. A patriotic craft activity before the show is included in the price!

Sat, June 30 – Fireworks Show & Craft (12:30pm Craft & 1:00pm 60-minute show) Join us for a laser light extravaganza! “Ooh and Ahh” to laser fireworks and images while listening to some of your favorite patriotic songs. A patriotic craft activity before the show is included in the price!

Sun, July 29 – So You Wanna Live On Mars Show & Activities (3:30pm Activities & 4:00pm Show) Call or go online for details.

Christmas in July: Sun, July 22 – Khrumka’s Adventures in the Winter Forest Show & Craft! (12:30pm Craft & 1:00pm Show) On their way through a fairy tale forest, Khrumka and his friends watch the Northern Lights, witness the flight of an asteroid, and admire the constellations of the winter sky. Thrilling rides, magic, and surprises await them on their fantastic full dome journey.

Christmas in July: Sun, July 22 – Let It Snow Show & Craft! (2:00pm Craft & 2:30pm, Show) This delightful show features a variety of festive holiday classics and includes a stunning multi-media finale. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, laser imagery, special effects, and all-dome scenery. This show is a fun and entertaining experience for families.

Christmas in July: Sun, July 22 – Laser Holidays Show & Cookie Craft! (3:00pm Cookie Craft &3:30pm Show) This laser concert features classic holiday favorites, modern hits, and unique renditions of timeless songs. A fun experience for everyone!

KIDS SHOWS
Tickets: $10 adult, $8 senior, $7 children 12 & under (per person, each show).

Sat, June 30, 2:30pm; Sat, July 14, July 21, July 28, 2:00pm; and Sunday, July 1, 12:30pm – The Stars from My Backyard (Ages 5 to 10.) Learn about the sun, moon, weather, constellations, and planets visible in the current sky. Fun stories, songs, and a passing rainstorm help make this an exciting introduction for young children.

Sat, June 23, and Sun, July 1, 2:00pm – Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef (Ages 4 & up). Colorful inhabitants have always lived in peace in this enchanted reef… until a volcano erupts and the spell is broken! Now young sawfish, Jake, and his paranoid pal, Shorty, must restore the magic. An underwater world of adventure, danger, and riddles!

GENERAL ADMISSION SHOWS
Tickets: $10 adult, $8 senior, $7 children 12 & under (per person, each show).

Sat, June 23 and July 14, 7:00pm; Tuesday, June 26, 6:00pm – Wonders of the Summer Sky. (Ages 12 & over.)This ever-changing program explores the season’s constellations, bright stars, visible planets, deep sky objects, and celestial highlights. Constellation mythology and recent events are also included.

Sat, July 28, 7pm – Wonders of the Seasonal Sky: MARS SPECIAL. Call or go online for details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30: SUMMER LASER FEST!
Individual Tickets: $10 adult, $8 senior, $7 children 12 & under (per person, each show).
VIP Laser Fest Pass: See all five shows for one discounted price! Call or go online for details.
Pink Floyd Package: See both shows for one discounted price. Call or go online for details.

5:30pm – Laser Spirit: A Patriotic Laser Experience! Celebrate through a mix of pop, classic rock, oldies, adult contemporary, and patriotic music. This is a motivating laser show that will make you proud to be a visionary, idealist, achiever, and American.

6:45pm – Laser Beatles. The “Fab Four’s” best spanning six years and 11 albums becomes the background for dazzling laser-art and spectacular effects. All ages will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles.

8:00pm – Laser Zeppelin. Proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, Led Zeppelin’s individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the ’60s and ’70s.

9:15pm– Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. A mixture of psychedelic, rock, and jazz sounds, this is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful, and thought provoking with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art.

10:30pm– Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall. Always a crowd favorite, The Wall is considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second top seller behind Dark Side of the Moon.

LASER SHOWS
Tickets: $10 adult, $8 senior, $7 children 12 & under (per person, each show).

Sat, June 23, 8:30pm – Laser Metallica. Metal meets lasers! And it is intense! The theater shakes with Metallica’s awesome tempos, instrumentals, themes, and sounds. Your pulse and body will pound as the music fills both your ears and eyes.

Sat, July 14, 8:30pm – Laser Beatles. The “Fab Four’s” best spanning six years and 11 albums becomes the background for dazzling laser-art and spectacular effects. All ages will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles.

Fri, July 6, 11:30am – Laser Spirit: A Patriotic Laser Experience! Celebrate the accomplishments and dreams of humanity through a mix of pop, classic rock, oldies, adult contemporary, and patriotic music. This show will make you proud to be a visionary, idealist, achiever, and American.

Sat, July 28, 8:30pm – Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. A gripping and spellbinding musical journey (psychedelic, rock, and jazz sounds) this show is beautiful, haunting, powerful, and thought provoking with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art.

Sat, July 28, 9:45pm – Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall. Always a crowd favorite, The Wall is considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time. It is a timeless classic.

To purchase tickets, visit tickets.ocean.edu or call 732-255-0343. (Group Discount may be available.)Tickets are available at the door but advance purchase is recommended as many shows sell out!

For recorded show information, call 732-255-0342.  For the latest news, events, show trailers, laser song playlists, and schedules, visit legacy.ocean.edu or visit us on Facebook.