From Main Street (Rt.2) in Orono: Go north across the Stillwater River bridge and bear right at the traffic light onto Park St. In about half a mile, use the roundabout to turn left onto Rangeley Rd on the University of Maine Campus. Follow Rangeley Rd. for about 0.8 miles and the Astronomy Center will appear on your right. Visitor parking is conveniently located behind the building.
From Interstate 95: Take exit 193 and follow Stillwater Avenue toward Old Town to the fourth traffic light. Turn right on College Avenue and one mile later turn left onto Long Rd. next to the Alfond Arena. Continue 0.7 miles up Long Rd. The Astronomy Center should be visible at the top of the hill. Turn left in front of the Astronomy Center onto Rangeley Rd. and then right into the parking lot. Visitor Parking is conveniently located behind the building.
The University of Maine webpage also operates an interactive campus map. The Versant Power Astronomy Center is located in the northeast corner of campus.
Versant Power Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, Me 04469
Director: Shawn Laatsch
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