The LONGO PLANETARIUM at CCM is located in Cohen Hall, near the center of campus.

SCHOOL GROUPS AND PUBLIC SHOWS

SCHOOL GROUPS

We provide programs for hundreds of schools every year. Programs are made for every grade level, and follow the curricula for New Jersey science standards.

We schedule school groups Monday through Friday, at 10:00 am and 12:00 noon.

The fee is $5 per person.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS– Pre-K-12th must provide a Certificate of Liability insurance indicating your organization has a general liability policy with limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and a $2,000,000 aggregate. The County College of Morris and the County of Morris must be named additional insured with a copy of the endorsement attached.

Reservations are MANDATORY, and can be made by calling the reservation desk at 973-328-5076 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

All programs start promptly at the times indicated. Late entry will not be allowed into the dome, so make sure to arrive early, and plan for unexpected delays in travel and parking.

PUBLIC SHOWS

We feature a variety of shows open to the public once a month. Our current schedule of programs can be found HERE.

All programs will begin with a live tour of the night sky given by our astronomer, Christopher Fenwick. The featured presentation will follow.

Public shows are $10 per person.

Reservations are STRONGLY recommended and can be made by calling the reservation desk at 973 – 328 – 5076.

The public programs featured at the Longo Planetarium at CCM:

“OUR PERILOUS UNIVERSE”: Space is filled with the greatest of dangers! From massive solar flares to black holes, the perils are mighty. We’ll explore some of the greatest hazards the universe has to offer. (for ages 8 & up)

“SHAPES IN THE SKY”: Our classic storytelling show for our youngest viewers has been updated with new adventures told by ancient cultures about the glittering dots they saw in the sky. They inspired wondrous tales and myths, and we’ll relive these amazing stories. (for ages 4 & up)

“POSTCARDS FROM SPACE”: For decades amazingly engineered spacecraft have explored our Solar System and beyond. Each has beamed back amazing images and information, with surprises and mysteries revealed. We’ll fly along with some of these amazing machines! (perfect for all ages)

In December, we feature our special program “A HOLIDAY UNDER THE STARS”, a sophisticated, historical, look at the different perspectives of the night sky from cultures throughout the world. (geared for adults)