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10:00 am

Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A traveling penguin from the South Pole and a funny polar bear from the North pole meet on arctic sea ice.  They become friends observing the night sky together and wondering why night is so long at the poles of the Earth. This mystery leads them on a scientific adventure by building an improvised spaceship […]

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11:30 am

Cosmic Colors

October 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine […]

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1:30 pm

The Little Star That Could

October 5, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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It’s hard to be a little star in a big universe! Join a medium sized, yellow star as he makes his way through space. In his travels, he meets many different types of stars and learns about some of the other things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas, and galaxies, the little […]

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3:00 pm

Dream to Fly

October 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird?  Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has […]

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7:00 pm

Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures!  What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more…  Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!  Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.”  From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, […]

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