October at Novins Planetarium: Halloween, Doctor Who And More

Oct 01, 2018

Enjoy a celestial experience – spooky, sci-fi or otherwise – this month at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium, on the main campus of Ocean County College, in Toms River. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the planetarium is debuting a new show, “Continuum,” at 7 p.m. “This odyssey through the beauty and forces of space is accompanied by a mesmerizing soundtrack composed of selected symphonic works by Philip Glass, echoing the immensity of the universe in a spectacular transformation from the infinitely large to the infinitely small,” the college explains.

Additional showings of “Continuum” are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 and Oct. 20.

Also this month, get in the spirit of Halloween with “Laser Fright Light” at 8 p.m. Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Oct. 8, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 or 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

“The Stars From My ‘Spooky’ Backyard,” meanwhile, will play at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 13 and 20.

At 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 20, see “Wonders Of The Terrifying Sky: The Universe Is Trying To Kill You!”

For the youngest crowd, the “Not-So-Scary Kid’s Halloween Laser Show” is set for 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, 13 and 20.

And on Oct. 12, Novins will host “Arrows of Time: A Doctor Who Event,” with a reception at 7 p.m. The show begins at 8 p.m. “Dress as your favorite Doctor – or any other character – from the 55-year run of Doctor Who,” the college implores. “Enjoy refreshments with other ‘Whovians’ … fish fingers and custard? Try your luck at trivia, vote for your favorite Doctor and take selfies in our photo booth area.

“After the reception, join us for an amazing full-dome Doctor Who tribute, featuring animated biometric avatars and stunning visuals.”

To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit ocean.edu. Tickets also go on sale at the door a half hour before the day’s first show. Call 732-255-0342 for recorded show information. —J.K.H.

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