|Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium|
Through March 30, 2014
Join us on a fantastic journey to extreme planets beyond our own Solar System. Travel from frigid ice-bound planetoids and water worlds to molten landscapes. These exotic planets stretch the imagination, but may not be just science fiction after all.
Extreme Planets takes you on an expedition to learn what these newly-found worlds might be like, how they were discovered and if they might harbor life.
Earth, Moon & Sun
Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun. With the help of Coyote and American Indian stories, you will learn about moon phases, eclipses, how the Sun shines, constellations and more!
April 2 through June 22
Back to the Moon
Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 4 pm
This new planetarium show chronicles teams around the world competing for one of the largest prizes in history: the Google Lunar XPRIZE. To win, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, navigate 500 meters over the lunar surface, and then send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition will spark the imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration. The race is on!
Little Star That Could
Please note, the Planetarium will be closed on Saturday, May 10, inorder to prepare for an evening benefit event.
When school is out, the Planetarium is in!
April 16-18 and 23-25
Back to the Moon, 2 & 4 pm
Little Star, 3 pm
MINI MAKER FAIRE
During the Museum’s Mini Maker Faire, the planetarium will feature:
Back to the Moon, 11 am, noon, 2 & 4 pm
Little Star, 1 & 3 pm
(Entrance to the park is near 284 Beaufort Ave. No rain date.)
This event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks.
DINOSAUR DAY 2014
Saturday, May 3
Little Star, 11 am
Zula Patrol 2, 1 & 3 pm
Adults $5; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3
Members: Adults $3, children & seniors $2
Planetarium tickets are not included in General Museum Admission and must be purchased at the front desk upon entering the Museum. Coupons and complimentary tickets must also be redeemed at this time. Tickets go on sale at as soon as the Museum opens on a first come first served basis only, so please plan to arrive and purchase tickets at least an hour before showtime. Please note that seating is limited, programs begin promptly, and that latecomers cannot be admitted. The planetarium is not recommended for children under four years of age and strollers are not permitted. An adult must accompany all children.
Call Newark Skyline at 973-596-6529 for weekly updates, or visit our Sky Watch page.
Saturn: Exploring a Celestial Wonder