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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

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 […]

Astronaut

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become […]

Event Series Astronaut

Astronaut

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become […]

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will […]

Cosmic Recipe

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

The famous astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”  Though that may sound crazy, Sagan was onto something BIG! Want to know what? Pull up a chair at our Planetarium’s Periodic Table and learn the cosmic recipes that created everything in our […]

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They explore […]

Event Series Forward to the Moon

Forward to the Moon

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica […]

Event Series Magic Tree House: Space Mission

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Treehouse as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey […]

Event Series Foo Fighters in February

Foo Fighters in February

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

Come join us at the planetarium for a rockin' good time! Foo Fighters in February lines up the Foo Fighters' greatest and most spacey hits such as Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, The Sky is a Neighborhood, and so many more set to the extravagant astronomical visuals that you can only find here, at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. […]

Event Series Worlds Beyond Earth

Worlds Beyond Earth

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

Take an exhilarating journey to the worlds that orbit our Sun and the unique conditions that make life on our planet Earth possible. Celebrate the extraordinary Age of Exploration carried out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will […]

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