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Teachers and Group Leaders: Please see Programs for Schools and Groups for information on reserving a planetarium program for your group.

For more exciting programs, visit Upcoming Events.





Through November 26




Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 2 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 4 pm
Recommended for ages 10 and up (40 minutes)

Throughout Earth's violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors to mountain sized boulders that can threaten Earth.

Terrifying and majestic, these invaders from space are capable of utter destruction yet they have delivered life-giving water and organic materials necessary for life. Life on Earth owes its very existence to these denizens of the solar system.

This ceaseless firefall is our only tangible connection to the universe beyond and is an ever-present reminder of our own humble beginnings in the hostile environment of space.


Watch show trailer here. 





Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
Saturday & Sunday, 1 & 3 pm
Recommended for ages 5 to 9 (30 minutes)

This new planetarium program is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate Princess Andromeda, daughter of the vain and arrogant Queen Cassiopeia. In divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, Andromeda is to be sacrificed to a terrible sea monster. Can the Greek hero Perseus and his mighty flying horse Pegasus rescue her in time? After the show, explore the brilliant star patterns named for these mythological characters.



Watch show trailer here.



November 6 & 7
When school is out the Planetarium is in!
2 pm Firefall
3 pm Legends of the Night Sky


November 28-30
During the Thanksgiving holiday the planetarium will feature:
1 pm Legends of the Night Sky
2 pm Firefall
3 pm Season of Light
4 pm Firefall
Note: the Planetarium will be closed Thursday, November 27




November 29-January 4

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 2 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 4 pm
Recommended for ages 10 and up (40 minutes)
See description above.




Special Events


ASTROFEST (Family Fun Day)

Saturday, October 18, 10 am-4:30 pm

Engaging hands-on activities include * meteorite display * comet demonstrations * solar telescope viewing * planetarium programs * space science laser shows * and more.



Saturday, November 1, 7–9 pm
Riker Hill Park, Livingston
Join the planetarium staff for some fall stargazing on Saturday, November 1. Join the planetarium staff at Riker Hill Park in Livingston. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up for the public to view the night sky and the Moon. Mars will be briefly visible.

If the event needs to be canceled due to the weather a message will be left at 973-596-6529 after 5 pm on the day of the event. Stargazing events are free, no reservations required and telescopes are provided for viewing.


This event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks. Entrance to the park is near 284 Beaufort Ave., Livingston. Directions and a map will be available on the planetarium web site. No rain date.


Planetarium Admission


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
Wednesday–Sunday, noon–5 pm




The Cassini spacecraft is currently exploring Saturn's countless rings and moons to help use better understand our place in the universe.  Join us to observe recent video and still images of these spectacular and curious sights, including Saturn's many satellites and Titan, its largest moon.











Great Balls of Fire: Asteroid, Comets & Meterors 

October 1, 2014-January 4, 2015




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