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August 2021

Faster Than Light

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Faster Than Light 16x9

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons.  Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based…

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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

An immersive fulldome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for…

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We Are Astronomers

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 27, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Do you know what an astronomer does? We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. See how technologies such as the Large Hadron Collider, the observatories of Chile and the Hubble Space Telescope work and how they are used by teams around the world in this entertaining planetarium show. This show is narrated by former Dr Who star David Tennant and accompanied with music by New Zealand composer Rhian…

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the planetarium, Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars fuses the sounds of energetic rock with stunning and inventive visuals.  This musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to the pulsating soundtrack of an internationally renowned band.  Featuring songs such as Speed of Sound, Clocks, Paradise, Viva la Vida, and many other hits this show will thrill Coldplay fans. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are…

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Vladimir, a polar bear, and James, a penguin, travel into space aboard the Polaris to study polar auroras.  Hit by a meteorite, they crash at the foot of a pre-Columbian pyramid and meet Lucia, a hummingbird who is passionate about rocks. She tells them about a legend evoking “stones of light”.  Meteorites, shooting stars, these “stones of light” intrigue them all.  Searching for answers, they board for the Moon, then the asteroid belt, and finally land on a comet nucleus. …

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From Dream to Discovery

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join NASA’s engineers as they design, test, and launch today’s hottest missions into space. Witness the enormity of the new James Webb Space Telescope, the intensity of Goddard Space Flight Center’s testing facilities, and the excitement of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. From blueprint to blastoff, experience how robotic space flight is pushing the frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe! Watch the trailer here! Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine…

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We Are Astronomers

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 27, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Do you know what an astronomer does? We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. See how technologies such as the Large Hadron Collider, the observatories of Chile and the Hubble Space Telescope work and how they are used by teams around the world in this entertaining planetarium show. This show is narrated by former Dr Who star David Tennant and accompanied with music by New Zealand composer Rhian…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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 »

Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

August 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

An immersive fulldome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for…

Find out more »

Earth, Moon, and Sun

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
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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Habitat Earth

August 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Living networks connect and support life forms large and small—from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world in Habitat Earth. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights…

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EXO: Are We Alone?

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Humankind has always sought to understand the mysteries of the Universe and speculated about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Today we know of thousands of exoplanets — planets located outside our Solar System — that offer valuable information about our own planet, its origins and life on Earth. We’re on the cusp of making some fascinating discoveries. But how will they change our lives? Watch the trailer here! Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior…

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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon immerses theatergoers on a journey of our universe centralized on sensational visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience music from this internationally acclaimed rock band at the Versant Power Astronomy Center! Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. 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. Tickets…

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Faster Than Light

August 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Faster Than Light 16x9

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons.  Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based…

Find out more »

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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 »

Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the planetarium, Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars fuses the sounds of energetic rock with stunning and inventive visuals.  This musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to the pulsating soundtrack of an internationally renowned band.  Featuring songs such as Speed of Sound, Clocks, Paradise, Viva la Vida, and many other hits this show will thrill Coldplay fans. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are…

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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Asteroid 16x9 poster

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit…

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The First Stargazers

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Polaris show poster

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 to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, visit Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets have…

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We Are Astronomers

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 27, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Do you know what an astronomer does? We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. See how technologies such as the Large Hadron Collider, the observatories of Chile and the Hubble Space Telescope work and how they are used by teams around the world in this entertaining planetarium show. This show is narrated by former Dr Who star David Tennant and accompanied with music by New Zealand composer Rhian…

Find out more »

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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 »

Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the planetarium, Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars fuses the sounds of energetic rock with stunning and inventive visuals.  This musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to the pulsating soundtrack of an internationally renowned band.  Featuring songs such as Speed of Sound, Clocks, Paradise, Viva la Vida, and many other hits this show will thrill Coldplay fans. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are…

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Cosmic Recipe

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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 $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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 »

We Are Astronomers

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 27, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Do you know what an astronomer does? We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. See how technologies such as the Large Hadron Collider, the observatories of Chile and the Hubble Space Telescope work and how they are used by teams around the world in this entertaining planetarium show. This show is narrated by former Dr Who star David Tennant and accompanied with music by New Zealand composer Rhian…

Find out more »

Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars

August 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the planetarium, Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars fuses the sounds of energetic rock with stunning and inventive visuals.  This musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to the pulsating soundtrack of an internationally renowned band.  Featuring songs such as Speed of Sound, Clocks, Paradise, Viva la Vida, and many other hits this show will thrill Coldplay fans. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain…

Find out more »

EXO: Are We Alone?

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Humankind has always sought to understand the mysteries of the Universe and speculated about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Today we know of thousands of exoplanets — planets located outside our Solar System — that offer valuable information about our own planet, its origins and life on Earth. We’re on the cusp of making some fascinating discoveries. But how will they change our lives? Watch the trailer here! Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior…

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Dream to Fly

August 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dream to Fly show poster

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 strived since the beginning of history.  Dream to Fly explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Black Holes

August 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Blackholes 16 x 9

The attraction of Black Holes is more than just gravitational. These mysterious graveyards of dead stars have fascinated generations. “Black Holes” explores the history, physics, and mystery of these reality-bending phenomena. Experience the bending of light, the skewing of perception, and the dizzying descent into a black hole. Trailer Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar. Tickets may be purchased online, by…

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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

August 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Asteroid 16x9 poster

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit…

Find out more »

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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 »

Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the planetarium, Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars fuses the sounds of energetic rock with stunning and inventive visuals.  This musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to the pulsating soundtrack of an internationally renowned band.  Featuring songs such as Speed of Sound, Clocks, Paradise, Viva la Vida, and many other hits this show will thrill Coldplay fans. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are…

Find out more »

Earth, Moon, and Sun

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

September 2021

Expedition Reef

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 24, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Explore the secrets of the "rainforests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems – coral reefs.  Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing.  Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and fragile…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Watch the trailer here! Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 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…

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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

One event on September 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The album "Wish You Were Here," is Pink Floyd's second themed work featuring classic songs such as "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" with its nine-part opus, "Have a Cigar," "Welcome to the Machine," and the title track, "Wish You Were Here." It has been consistently ranked as being among the best albums of all time by a variety of sources.  Check out this incredible work set to stunning psychedelic full dome visuals. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs…

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Expedition Reef

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 24, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Explore the secrets of the "rainforests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems – coral reefs.  Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing.  Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and fragile…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Watch the trailer here! Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 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…

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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

One event on September 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

The album "Wish You Were Here," is Pink Floyd's second themed work featuring classic songs such as "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" with its nine-part opus, "Have a Cigar," "Welcome to the Machine," and the title track, "Wish You Were Here." It has been consistently ranked as being among the best albums of all time by a variety of sources.  Check out this incredible work set to stunning psychedelic full dome visuals. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs…

Find out more »

Expedition Reef

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 24, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

Explore the secrets of the "rainforests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems – coral reefs.  Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing.  Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and fragile…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Watch the trailer here! Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 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…

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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

One event on September 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The album "Wish You Were Here," is Pink Floyd's second themed work featuring classic songs such as "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" with its nine-part opus, "Have a Cigar," "Welcome to the Machine," and the title track, "Wish You Were Here." It has been consistently ranked as being among the best albums of all time by a variety of sources.  Check out this incredible work set to stunning psychedelic full dome visuals. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs…

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Expedition Reef

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 24, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the secrets of the "rainforests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems – coral reefs.  Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing.  Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and fragile…

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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

September 24 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

One event on September 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The album "Wish You Were Here," is Pink Floyd's second themed work featuring classic songs such as "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" with its nine-part opus, "Have a Cigar," "Welcome to the Machine," and the title track, "Wish You Were Here." It has been consistently ranked as being among the best albums of all time by a variety of sources.  Check out this incredible work set to stunning psychedelic full dome visuals. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs…

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From Dream to Discovery

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join NASA’s engineers as they design, test, and launch today’s hottest missions into space. Witness the enormity of the new James Webb Space Telescope, the intensity of Goddard Space Flight Center’s testing facilities, and the excitement of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. From blueprint to blastoff, experience how robotic space flight is pushing the frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe! Watch the trailer here! Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine…

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Phantom of the Universe

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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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Habitat Earth

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Living networks connect and support life forms large and small—from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world in Habitat Earth. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights…

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Astronaut

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Astronaut 16 x 9

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 an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test…

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Black Holes

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Blackholes 16 x 9

The attraction of Black Holes is more than just gravitational. These mysterious graveyards of dead stars have fascinated generations. “Black Holes” explores the history, physics, and mystery of these reality-bending phenomena. Experience the bending of light, the skewing of perception, and the dizzying descent into a black hole. Trailer Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar. Tickets may be purchased online, by…

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The Sun – Our Living Star

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Watch the trailer here! Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 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…

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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

One event on September 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The album "Wish You Were Here," is Pink Floyd's second themed work featuring classic songs such as "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" with its nine-part opus, "Have a Cigar," "Welcome to the Machine," and the title track, "Wish You Were Here." It has been consistently ranked as being among the best albums of all time by a variety of sources.  Check out this incredible work set to stunning psychedelic full dome visuals. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs…

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