Harry Potter at OCC Novins Planetarium

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Visit the Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13) on the Ocean County College campus in September for the premiere of the new laser show Laser Queen, as well as special Astronomical World of Harry Potter events, and much more!

Saturday, September 7

  • 11:30 am   One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
  • 12:30 pm   The Stars From My Backyard
  • 2:00 pm   Did An Asteroid Really Kill The Dinosaurs?
  • 7:00 pm   Wonders Of The Summer Sky
  • 8:30 pm   Laser U2

Saturday, September 14

  • 11:30 am  One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
  • 12:30 pm  The Stars From My Backyard
  • 2:00 pm  A Teenagers Guide To The Galaxy
  • 7:00 pm  One Day On Mars, with Mars Talk
  • 8:30 pm  Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall

Saturday, September 21

  • 11:30 am  One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
  • 12:30 pm  The Stars From My Backyard
  • 2:00 pm  Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
  • 7:00 pm Wonders Of The Summer Sky
  • 8:30 pm  Laser Queen Premiere!

Astronomical World of Harry Potter: September 22 + 28

* Tickets go on sale at noon on September 9. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so advance ticket purchase is recommended. Limit six tickets per order. Please note: no discounts may be applied to special events. *

The Novins Academy of Wizardry is again welcoming students for magical and astronomical experiences. Learn how the characters in the fabled Harry Potter stories take their origins from the stars. Try some potions, play games, make wands, then test your knowledge, practice spell-casting, and find your favorite characters and creatures in our full-dome night sky!

Beginner Astronomy: Sunday, September 22, 3:00-5:00 pm
Beginning Astronomy: Saturday, September 28, 3:00-5:00 pm
This special class is being offered to beginner astronomers to learn how some of your favorite famous witches and wizards got their names and stories. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Advanced Astronomy: Saturday, September 28, 7:00-9:00 pm

Attention all N.E.W.T. level students and magical alumni! This class is for advanced astronomers. Recommended for older children and adults ages 12 and up.

Please note: These shows will include flashing laser effects

Harry Potter Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (60+) $22 / Children (12 and under) $20


To learn more about Planetarium presentations visit ocean.edu/planetarium. For recorded show information, call 732-255-0342.