Welcome to the Emera Astronomy Center
Public shows on Dec 12 and 14 have been cancelled
This Month’s Feature Shows!
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System.
Sundays December 7 at 2:00pm
Ages 4 to 11
Hundreds of planets have been discovered orbiting stars beyond the Sun. Our solar system is not alone in the universe, and with rapidly improving technology and recent endeavors like the Kepler Telescope, the discovery of exoplanets brings us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. How will this change how we view our place in the universe? Are we alone?
Fridays December 5 at 7:00pm
Ages 9 and up
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.
The schedule of all public shows can be found HERE
Exciting Space News
Historical Alvan-Clark Telescope
- Free telescope viewing hours
- Open clear Friday and Saturday evenings
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″.