In support of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine is closed.
All public programs and K-12 field trips currently scheduled through April 30, 2020 have been cancelled.
We look forward to welcoming our visitors back to our programs as soon as possible and encourage you to keep up to date with health protocols and information updates provided by the Maine Center for Disease Control and the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Please check this website regularly for updates on our status, and information on our future return to normal operations.
The Emera Astronomy Center presents its series of sound and light extravaganzas with our Music Shows! Tickets are $8 for general admission.
Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. Parental discretion is advised.
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 207.581.1341, or at our ticket box office prior to the show.
The Beatles Planetarium Experience
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – March 6, 13
The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium features a dazzling display of lights paired with music from the legendary band. Join us for an hour-long magical tour through a selection of their greatest hits, including songs like A Hard Day’s Night, Come Together, A Day in the Life, Yellow Submarine, and more! Journey across the universe without having to leave your seat, here at the Emera Astronomy Center.
U2 - The Planetarium Experience
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – TBD
Experience one of the greatest bands of the last two decades: U2 in the first ever full-dome production featuring their timeless classics and modern hits. The show includes hits like “Where the Streets Have No Name”, “With or Without You”, “Beautiful Day”, “Mysterious Ways” and “Elevation”, and many more all set to stunning fulldome visuals. A treat for all U2 fans!
David Bowie Dreams
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – February 1, 8, 15 & 22
Imagine Dragons Experience
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Linkin Park Numb
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – April 5, 12, 19, & 26
Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – June 7, 14, 21 & 28
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – July 5, 12, 19 & 26
Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – September 6, 13, 20 and 27
Take a journey through space with the Grammy Award winning artist, Rihanna. Using dazzling visuals and creative expression, Rihanna: Diamonds, features this prolific artist in new and innovative ways at the Emera Astronomy Center!
Dropkick Murphys Sunshine Highway
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – October 4, 11, 18 and 25
Experience America’s favorite Celtic punk band in Dropkick Murphys Sunshine Highway. Featuring Rose Tattoo, I’m Shipping Up to Boston, and many more iconic songs, experience this beloved band using impressive visuals at the Emera Astronomy Center!
OneRepublic: Future Looks Good
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Grammy Award band One Republic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery. Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year.
Let It Snow
Sundays @ 3:30 PM – December 1, 8 & 15
Let it Snow features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, including a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families.
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Pink Floyd’s progressive 8th album is put to stunning visuals that will send you to the moon. The album remained on Billboard charts for an amazing 741 weeks, longer than any other record in history. Experience “The Wall” like never before. The character Pink is the world-weary focus of this concept album as he slowly isolates himself from society, represented by the metaphorical “Wall” of the album title. Rock out with this all time classic album!
Ozzy Osbourne: SATOllites
Fridays @ 9:00 PM – February 7, 14, 21 & 28
For almost fifty years, Ozzy Osbourne has been at the forefront of hard rock and heavy metal. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for Ozzy Osbourne: SATOllites, where you will travel through the astral plane to the music of this heavy metal icon. From his first breakthrough solo albums featuring the classical riffing of Randy Rhoads, through the Jake E. Lee years and Zakk Wylde’s headbanging harmonics, metal heads and hard rock enthusiasts won’t want to miss this celebration of one of heavy metal’s most influential icons.
All music programs may contain bright flashing lights and fast-moving images, which have been known to trigger seizures with those with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.