Robert J. Novins Planetarium

Robert J. Novins Planetarium Follow

Located at @oceancountycollege we provide a beautiful view of the universe with astronomy shows fulldome movies, star talks & laser shows. 🌌🚀🔭

221 Followers  259 Follow

Share Share Share

Sailing By The Stars PJ Party Sunday, August 19th.
Inspired by Disney's Moana, explore the ways ancient Polynesian wayfinders used the wind, sun, and stars to sail their boats throughout the Pacific Ocean. Learn how to navigate by the stars and find special star patterns including Maui's Fishhook, the Big Dipper, the North Star and more!

All tickets for this events is a general admission price of $10 for all ages. Price includes pre-show activities and our planetarium show.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
PreK PJ Party! Sailing By The Stars August 19th 11:30 AM
PJ Party! Sailing By The Stars August 19th 1:00 PM

Tickets for our special events do sell out, advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

#Myocean #jerseyshore #oceancounty #newjersey #newjerseyisntboring #tomsriver #whatsupnj #epicjersey #occplanetarium #rainydays #moana #njmom #njfamily #maui #sailing #occsailing #njspots
Saturday August 11th:
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure 11:30 AM
The Stars From My Backyard 12:30 PM
Wonders Of The Seasonal Sky: Exploring Mars 7:00 PM
Laser Tribute 8:30 PM
"Music makes the world go 'round", as many often say. Great artists like John Lennon, James Brown, and Elvis Presley--just to name a few--come into our lives only to depart far too soon, leaving behind a musical legacy. In Laser Tribute, we pay homage to some of these great artists whose music has touched and inspired us all. May their legacies live on, one song at a time.

Michael Jackson  Beat It
Jimi Hendrix  Purple Haze
Ronnie James Dio  Neon Knights
Elvis Presley  Jailhouse Rock
Johnny Cash  Ring of Fire
Freddy Mercury  Bohemian Rhapsody
John Lennon  Imagine
David Bowie  Space Oddity
Whitney Houston  I Wanna Dance
Jim Morrison  Break On Through
Prince  Let's Go Crazy
#Myocean #astronomy #jerseyshore #oceancounty #newjersey #newjerseyisntboring #tomsriver #whatsupnj #epicjersey #occplanetarium #njspots
Some more photos of our planet watch last night with some great pictures of the Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and its four Galilean Moons and half phase of Venus. Venus and Mercury both have phases just like the Moon because they are closer to the Sun then the Earth and can be seen in a small telescope or binoculars. The next star watch at the planetarium is scheduled for September but ASTRA Astronomy Club also sets up at Jakes Branch County Park and Island Beach State Park.
#marsopposition #mars #saturn #jupiter #astronomy #space #tomsriver #newjersey #whatsup #whatsupnj #epicjersey @oceancountycollege @keanocean
View of Saturn through a telescope tonight @oceancountycollege.
Great views of Mars Saturn, and Jupiter tonight with ASTRA Astronomy Club outside the planetarium @oceancountycollege. Follow our Facebook Events page for our free star watches outside the planetarium! #marsopposition #mars #saturn #jupiter #astronomy #space #tomsriver #newjersey #whatsup #whatsupnj #epicjersey
Special Showing: Laser Pop - Friday, 8/03/18 8:30 PM!
The hottest pop artists of the past and present including 'N Sync, 
Michael Jackson, and Lady Gaga and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-POPing laser show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping! Laser Pop features sizzling art, both past, and present, in brilliant laser light.

Show Playlist
Pop -'N Sync
Get this Party Started -Pink
Beatles Medley -The Beatles
Hot, Hot, Hot -Buster Poindexter
Much Better -Jonas Brothers
I'm A Believer -Smash Mouth
Desert Rose -Sting
Tonight, Tonight -Hot Chelle Rae
Billie Jean -Michael Jackson
Cosmic Thing -The B52's
Digital Get Down -'N Sync
Edge of Glory -Lady Gaga
Kryptonite -3 Doors Down

Friday, August 3rd
7:00 PM Wonders Of The Summer Sky: Exploring Mars
8:30 PM Laser Pop
Thank you to all of our "little Rovers" and their families who came to our PJ Party Show, "So You Wanna Live On Mars?" #newjersey #tomsriver #occplanetarium #marsmadness #space
Tickets are still available for our, So You Wanna Live on Mars, PJ Party show this Sunday. Activities before the show includes acting like the Curiosity Rover on Mars followed by our planetarium show about how humans may someday live on the red planet.
Our space store fully stocked and ready to go, from Lava Lamps to Astronaut Ice Cream. Open 10-2 Monday through Friday and during our public shows. See our show schedule and purchase tickets at
@oceancountycollege #Myocean #jerseyshore #oceancounty #newjersey #newjerseyisntboring #tomsriver #whatsupnj #epicjersey #novinsplanetarium #occplanetarium #njmom #njspots #space
What challenges do humans face in our quest to colonize Mars?  How is Mars different from Earth?  What will humans need to do to ensure a safe life on the Red Planet?  Join us at our July PJ Party to find out! (Recommended for ages 6 and up)

3:30 PM So You Wanna Live On Mars? Activities (free w/ purchase of show ticket)
4:00 PM PJ Party! So You Wanna Live On Mars? Planetarium Show.
All tickets for these events are a general admission price of $10 for all ages. Price includes pre-show activities and our planetarium show!Advance purchase is recommended, as we do often sell out: or call 732.255.0343.
*Please note: no discounts may be applied to special events.

#Myocean #jerseyshore #oceancounty #newjersey #newjerseyisntboring #tomsriver #whatsupnj #epicjersey #novinsplanetarium #occplanetarium #rainydays
The second total lunar eclipse of 2018 will be visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Totality will last for 103 minutes, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century. But for us in North America that is not long enough as the Moon will be below the horizon during the entire eclipse. The only way we will be able to see the eclipse is with photos and videos from different parts of the world. #eclipse #bloodmoon #northamerica
Enjoy all of our favorite planetarium holiday shows in July.
Sunday, July 22nd Christmas in July

12:30 PM Khrumka Craft
1:00 PM Khrumka's Adventures In The Winter Forest
On their way through the fairy tale winter forest, little Khrumka and his friends watch the Northern Lights, witness the flight of an asteroid, and admire the constellations of the winter sky.

2:00 PM Let It Snow Craft
2:30 PM Let It Snow
This delightful animated show features a variety of festive classics such as “Let It Snow”; “Run Rudolph Run”; “Frosty the Snowman”; “Holly Jolly Christmas”; “Jingle Bell Rock”; and a stunning, multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra!

3:00 PM Laser Holidays Craft
3:30 PM Laser Holidays
This laser concert features classic holiday favorites like "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," modern hits such as "Jingle Bell Rock" and unique renditions of timeless songs. "Laser Holidays" is a fun experience for everyone and gives new meaning to the term "holiday lights" - holiday LASER lights! *Event General Admission Price: $10 per show. Price includes show admission and pre-show craft and activities.

You can see our show trailers and descriptions and buy your tickets online at
Advance purchase is recommended, as we do often sell out our special events.

#Myocean #jerseyshore #oceancounty #newjersey #newjerseyisntboring #tomsriver #whatsupnj #epicjersey #novinsplanetarium #occplanetarium #christmas #christmasinjuly #rainydays @oceancountycollege @keanocean