Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Planetariums in New Jersey

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Planetariums in New Jersey

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So now New Jersey boasts America's — and the Western Hemisphere's — biggest planetarium. But the bragging rights don't end there.

More than two dozen of these amazing sky theaters can be found in the Garden State. Why all these planetariums? Most can be blamed on Sputnik. But other Jersey planetariums were built with the public in mind.

Compared to the giant new attraction in Jersey City, they may lack in size. But they more than make up for it in old-fashioned wonder — as the lights go down and the stars come out indoors.

Planetariums

Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Adults $6; children under 12, seniors, college student with valid ID & veterans $4 (guests must also pay museum admission: $15 for adults, $8 for children, vets and seniors). Public planetarium shows are 2 p.m. Wed. to Fri., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p. …

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