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Welcome to the Emera Astronomy Center

Come see our featured shows!

Call ahead at 581-1341 to pre-purchase tickets, or get them at the door. Tickets are $6.00 a person and UMaine students get three free tickets per semester with their MaineCard.



Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Narrated by Mark Hamill.

Fridays November 7, 14, and 21 at 7:00pm

Ages 5 and up

Earth, Moon, & Sun

This first standards-based elementary show for full dome beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons with the dubious help of Coyote. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy.

Sundays November 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 2:00pm

Ages 4 to 11


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Exciting Space News

Historical Alvan-Clark Telescope


The Emera Astronomy Center is part of the University of Maine Department of Physics and Astronomy

Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium & Observatory

Yankee Magazine “Best of New England”

The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium was named “Best Bargain in Maine 2011″.

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Follow the Stars

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