The Dreyfuss Planetarium is closed until further notice.
The Museum is offering a number of virtual live programs and online resources that will allow visitors to continue to discover the wonder of space.
Upcoming Virtual Live Programs
- Community Day: Astro Fest, November 21, 10 am-5 pm
- Winter Stargazing, December 8, 8 pm
Check out our astronomy and science-related school programs!
Check out our past Ask An Astronomer virtual programs.
Support for virtual astronomy programs is provided by The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
For weekly updates on the night sky and astronomy news, visit the Planetarium's Jersey Skies column on nj.com. Click here.
The International Space Station is often visible in the skies over New Jersey. The station will appear as a very bright moving star. Check the Heavens Above website for times and details.
The Sun's magnetic field varies over time. Large eruptions on the Sun can cause charged particles to hit the Earth's magnetic field and then the atmosphere. This causes the air to fluoresce. This is known as the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). This can occasionally be strong enough to be seen from New Jersey.
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The Dreyfuss Planetarium is an institutional member of the International Planetarium Society.