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October 2021

Climate Change in Our Backyard

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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As humans develop a much larger picture about our Earth as a whole, we are beginning to see it as a complex, interconnected, remarkable world, and one that people have impacted directly. Explore the role of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the natural temperature variations that the Earth has experienced over millions of years, and how humans are affecting our planet today. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Who’s Your Daddy: A Dramatic Reading Under the Stars

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Published by Augury Books earlier this year, Who's Your Daddy is Arisa White’s debut poetic memoir, which poet Patricia Smith says, "unreels like heart-wrenching fragments of film." It is a lyrical, genre-bending coming-of-age tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese American woman who, while seeking to define her own place in the world, negotiates an estranged relationship with her father. Incorporating poetry and prose, Who’s Your Daddy employs the motif of stars and constellations to navigate and populate the distance that…

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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures!  What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more…  Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!  Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.”  From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats!   See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

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The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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 Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics,…

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November 2021

Secrets of the Universe

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Travel with scientist Manuel Calderon De La Barca Sanchez as he journeys to the largest machine ever built, the greatest scientific instrument ever created, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). There, he joins a global team working to uncover another amazing breakthrough in this new world of technology-driven physics. We get an inside look at the machine and come to understand just what it means to do science, teaming up for the flag of humanity to solve the universe’s greatest mysteries.…

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Cosmic Colors

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Cosmic Colors 16:9 poster

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! 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…

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The Wall – Pink Floyd

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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! Tickets are $9 for…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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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Science Lecture Series: Dr. Seth Campbell

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dr. Seth Campbell Eyes on the Arctic: Global Connections to the Icy North Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 pm   Whether you know it or not, the Arctic impacts nearly every living creature across the planet. This vast web of icy mountains, glaciers, tundra, oceans, and ecosystems each play a vital role in global Earth system processes. Dr. Seth Campbell will tell this tale through his eyes as a past participant on over two dozen expeditions into the icy North.…

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Secrets of the Universe

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Travel with scientist Manuel Calderon De La Barca Sanchez as he journeys to the largest machine ever built, the greatest scientific instrument ever created, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). There, he joins a global team working to uncover another amazing breakthrough in this new world of technology-driven physics. We get an inside look at the machine and come to understand just what it means to do science, teaming up for the flag of humanity to solve the universe’s greatest mysteries.…

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Cosmic Colors

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Cosmic Colors 16:9 poster

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! 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…

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The Wall – Pink Floyd

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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! Tickets are $9 for…

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Secrets of the Universe

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Travel with scientist Manuel Calderon De La Barca Sanchez as he journeys to the largest machine ever built, the greatest scientific instrument ever created, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). There, he joins a global team working to uncover another amazing breakthrough in this new world of technology-driven physics. We get an inside look at the machine and come to understand just what it means to do science, teaming up for the flag of humanity to solve the universe’s greatest mysteries.…

Find out more »

Cosmic Colors

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Cosmic Colors 16:9 poster

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! 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…

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The Wall – Pink Floyd

November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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! Tickets are $9 for…

Find out more »

Secrets of the Universe

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 26, 2021

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

Travel with scientist Manuel Calderon De La Barca Sanchez as he journeys to the largest machine ever built, the greatest scientific instrument ever created, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). There, he joins a global team working to uncover another amazing breakthrough in this new world of technology-driven physics. We get an inside look at the machine and come to understand just what it means to do science, teaming up for the flag of humanity to solve the universe’s greatest mysteries.…

Find out more »

Cosmic Colors

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Cosmic Colors 16:9 poster

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! 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…

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The Wall – Pink Floyd

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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! Tickets are $9 for…

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