In support of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine is closed.

All public programs and K-12 field trips currently scheduled through April 30, 2020 have been cancelled.

We look forward to welcoming our visitors back to our programs as soon as possible and encourage you to keep up to date with health protocols and information updates provided by the Maine Center for Disease Control and the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please check this website regularly for updates on our status, and information on our future return to normal operations.

Welcome to the Emera Astronomy Center and M.F. Jordan Planetarium! Our center offers numerous public programs and is the perfect spot for field trips, space-based birthday parties, or any other occasion. Join us for an out of this world experience.

Thank you to our media sponsor:

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And our annual sponsors:

If you are interested in receiving our monthly email newsletter you can sign up by clicking the link. The newsletter highlights upcoming shows, special events, and things to be on the lookout for in the sky.


Donations help secure the future of the Jordan Planetarium and observatory here at the University of Maine.  They assist in acquiring new programming, keeping our technology up to date, and providing numerous astronomy and science opportunities for students of all ages and the general public.

Donations to the astronomy center can be made here.