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Solar Superstorms

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 30, 2018

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 30, 2018

A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Travel into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.  Explore how the Sun influences our lives on Earth in numerous ways in the modern age. The program is narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch of Star Trek and Dr. Strange fame.

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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, by phone at 207.581.1341, or at our ticket box office prior to the show.

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Details

Date:
November 16, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Emera Astronomy Center
Phone:
581-1341
Email:
planetarium@maine.edu
Website:
astro.umaine.edu

Venue

Emera Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Phone:
207-581-1341