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Upcoming Events

November 2017

Phantom of the Universe

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 24, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment, Phantom of the Universe immerses audiences in the search for dark matter. Explore this mysterious matter and how we are using discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider to get closer to discovering the true nature of Dark Matter. View the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the…

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Cosmic Journey

November 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 26, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
Cosmic Journey 16 x 9

Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in space. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar system Adventure, you will travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. Trailer 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,…

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December 2017

Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 22, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Mystery of the Christmas Star 16x9 poster

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. We’ll explore scientific explanations for celestial objects that could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn…

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Legends of the Night Sky – Orion

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Earth Moon Sun 16 x 9

Earth, Moon, & Sun is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Trailer Tickets for planetarium programs…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 22, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
Mystery of the Christmas Star 16x9 poster

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. We’ll explore scientific explanations for celestial objects that could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn…

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Legends of the Night Sky – Orion

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 22, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
Mystery of the Christmas Star 16x9 poster

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. We’ll explore scientific explanations for celestial objects that could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn…

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Legends of the Night Sky – Orion

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 22, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
Mystery of the Christmas Star 16x9 poster

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. We’ll explore scientific explanations for celestial objects that could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn…

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Legends of the Night Sky – Orion

December 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Legends of the Night Sky – Orion

December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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January 2018

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

January 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 January 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed…

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The Little Star That Could

January 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 28, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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The Little Star that Could 16 x 9

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 star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth and…

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Legends of the Night Sky – Orion

January 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

Find out more »

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

January 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until January 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed…

Find out more »

The Little Star That Could

January 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 28, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
The Little Star that Could 16 x 9

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 star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth and…

Find out more »

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until January 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed…

Find out more »

The Little Star That Could

January 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 28, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
The Little Star that Could 16 x 9

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 star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth and…

Find out more »

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

January 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until January 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed…

Find out more »

The Little Star That Could

January 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 28, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
The Little Star that Could 16 x 9

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 star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth and…

Find out more »
February 2018

The First Stargazers

February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Journey back in time to explore how the first stargazers experienced the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who has visited Earth many times before.  Witness the very first stargazer making a Moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover the ancient pyramids of Giza and their alignment to the skies.  See stunning digital re-creations of the Parthenon, Alexandria Library, Stonehenge and Abu Simbel Temple and be inspired by the first stargazers who laid…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

February 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Magic Treehouse Space Mission 16 x 9

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 of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get……

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Cosmic Journey

February 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
Cosmic Journey 16 x 9

Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in space. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar system Adventure, you will travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. Trailer 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…

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The First Stargazers

February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

Journey back in time to explore how the first stargazers experienced the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who has visited Earth many times before.  Witness the very first stargazer making a Moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover the ancient pyramids of Giza and their alignment to the skies.  See stunning digital re-creations of the Parthenon, Alexandria Library, Stonehenge and Abu Simbel Temple and be inspired by the first stargazers who laid…

Find out more »

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
Magic Treehouse Space Mission 16 x 9

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 of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get……

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The First Stargazers

February 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

Journey back in time to explore how the first stargazers experienced the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who has visited Earth many times before.  Witness the very first stargazer making a Moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover the ancient pyramids of Giza and their alignment to the skies.  See stunning digital re-creations of the Parthenon, Alexandria Library, Stonehenge and Abu Simbel Temple and be inspired by the first stargazers who laid…

Find out more »

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

February 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
Magic Treehouse Space Mission 16 x 9

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 of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get……

Find out more »

The First Stargazers

February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

Journey back in time to explore how the first stargazers experienced the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who has visited Earth many times before.  Witness the very first stargazer making a Moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover the ancient pyramids of Giza and their alignment to the skies.  See stunning digital re-creations of the Parthenon, Alexandria Library, Stonehenge and Abu Simbel Temple and be inspired by the first stargazers who laid…

Find out more »

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

February 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
Magic Treehouse Space Mission 16 x 9

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 of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get……

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March 2018

Explore!

March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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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…

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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

March 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
One World One Sky 16 x 9

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 the day and night sky, learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.  Along the way, they learn how the…

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Dawn of the Space Age

March 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Dawn of the Space Age show poster

Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel.…

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Explore!

March 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
One World One Sky 16 x 9

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 the day and night sky, learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.  Along the way, they learn how the…

Find out more »

Explore!

March 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

March 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
One World One Sky 16 x 9

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 the day and night sky, learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.  Along the way, they learn how the…

Find out more »

Explore!

March 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map
One World One Sky 16 x 9

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 the day and night sky, learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.  Along the way, they learn how the…

Find out more »

Explore!

March 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
April 2018

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

April 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 29, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket 16 x 9

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 land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System. Trailer 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…

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Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe

April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 27, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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The night is an eye, both dark and bright!  It forces us to look up and ask ourselves questions about our place in the Cosmos, our origins, and what is beyond the horizon.  Using spectacular visuals and stunning sound, audiences tour six ancient Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Palenque, and Bonampak. Along the way they dive into Mayan knowledge of the sky exploring the movement of the Sun, the Moon and Venus. Find Balam the Jaguar constellation…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

April 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 29, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket 16 x 9

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 land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System. Trailer 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…

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Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe

April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 27, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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The night is an eye, both dark and bright!  It forces us to look up and ask ourselves questions about our place in the Cosmos, our origins, and what is beyond the horizon.  Using spectacular visuals and stunning sound, audiences tour six ancient Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Palenque, and Bonampak. Along the way they dive into Mayan knowledge of the sky exploring the movement of the Sun, the Moon and Venus. Find Balam the Jaguar constellation…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 29, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket 16 x 9

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 land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System. Trailer 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…

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Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe

April 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 27, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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The night is an eye, both dark and bright!  It forces us to look up and ask ourselves questions about our place in the Cosmos, our origins, and what is beyond the horizon.  Using spectacular visuals and stunning sound, audiences tour six ancient Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Palenque, and Bonampak. Along the way they dive into Mayan knowledge of the sky exploring the movement of the Sun, the Moon and Venus. Find Balam the Jaguar constellation…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

April 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 29, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket 16 x 9

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 land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System. Trailer 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…

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Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe

April 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 27, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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The night is an eye, both dark and bright!  It forces us to look up and ask ourselves questions about our place in the Cosmos, our origins, and what is beyond the horizon.  Using spectacular visuals and stunning sound, audiences tour six ancient Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Palenque, and Bonampak. Along the way they dive into Mayan knowledge of the sky exploring the movement of the Sun, the Moon and Venus. Find Balam the Jaguar constellation…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 29, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket 16 x 9

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 land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System. Trailer 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…

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May 2018

Cosmic Recipe

May 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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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 world – even us!   Discover how the Big Bang cooked up everyday elements such as the calcium in our teeth, the silicon in our smart…

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June 2018

Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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One World One Sky 16 x 9

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 the day and night sky, learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.  Along the way, they learn how the…

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