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Explore! + Livecast of Perseverance Landing on Mars

February 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mars… For centuries it’s been an object of human fascination. Once mysterious, soon this red world may become our new home. This became possible due to daring individuals like Johannes Kepler: fascinated with the world, striving toward discovery and embracing challenges it may bring. It is our duty to continue their work… Explore, Dream Discover.  Take an adventurous journey with humankind: from ancient Mesopotamia to modern space exploration!  Experience the fascinating history of astronomy, geocentric and heliocentric models, Kepler laws of planetary motion, and discover the principals of orbital maneuvers which enable satellites and space travel.

Then, stick around after the show for a live feed in the dome as NASA’s Perseverance rover descends onto the surface of Mars! The estimated time for touchdown is 3:30 PM EST.

Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar.

Tickets may be purchased online, or by phone at 207.581.1341.

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February 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Versant Power Astronomy Center
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Versant Power Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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