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August 2022

Legends of the Northern Sky

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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For thousands of years, humanity has gazed up at the stars in wonder, searching for truth, understanding, and insight. Embark on a journey with the Indigenous peoples of the western plains of Canada and share in their wisdom conveyed by the stars. Alongside Ocek, the fisher, and his band of animal friends, audiences take an expedition south to retrieve summer and return it to the frozen north. Learn how the giant bear Mista Maskwa, was finally tamed by a brave…

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Dream to Fly

August 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 August 26, 2022

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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The Secrets of Gravity

August 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 August 28, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Luke is interested in the universe and its secrets. He is fascinated by the stars, the universe, and the laws of nature. One night, he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum where he meets ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. ALBY takes Luke on a magical journey through space and time during which they uncover the secrets of gravity and learn about friendship and imagination. Watch the trailer here!  …

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Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience

August 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 August 28, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience is an imaginative journey through our night sky using artistic style and impressive visuals. Experience the progenitors of heavy metal in new ways 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 may be…

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Stargazers of Africa

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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From the dawn of time, African people have looked to the skies above for inspiration and guidance. Stargazers of Africa is a journey connecting the stars, Moon and planets to the people across this great continent—from long ago to the stargazers of today. Experience African tales from the Yoruba people and a Nigerian story about the far away stars. Discover the African Stonehenge and Moon calendars made from bones over 40,000 years ago!     Tickets for planetarium programs are…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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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Dream to Fly

August 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 August 26, 2022

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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Prince: Purple Rain Planetarium

August 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Undefinable, musical genius, mysterious, guarded, and iconic - it is impossible to pin down Prince. He speaks on through his musical legacy and our program features several his hits such as When Doves Cry, Let's go Crazy, 1999, Raspberry Beret, and many more.  Join us to be immersed in his music set to a stunning visual journey in the planetarium. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may…

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Living Worlds

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Earth is a planet shaped by life. From the forests that help stabilize our climate, to the winds carrying life-sustaining water and oxygen to far-flung parts of the globe, the fingerprints of life are visible even from many light years away. Journey through space and time to examine life as an essential quality of our home planet Earth. Explore of the co-evolution of life and the ways it has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years. See how…

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Black Holes

August 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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…

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EXO: Are We Alone?

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2022 at 11:30 am

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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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The Wall – Pink Floyd

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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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Incoming!

August 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 2, 2022 at 12:30 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Real-time data from current NASA missions help audiences explore the past, present, and future of our Solar System. Take a journey through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Discover what these impacts from above can teach us—and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth.…

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The Secrets of Gravity

August 28 @ 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 28, 2022

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

Luke is interested in the universe and its secrets. He is fascinated by the stars, the universe, and the laws of nature. One night, he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum where he meets ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. ALBY takes Luke on a magical journey through space and time during which they uncover the secrets of gravity and learn about friendship and imagination. Watch the trailer here!  …

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Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience

August 28 @ 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 28, 2022

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

Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience is an imaginative journey through our night sky using artistic style and impressive visuals. Experience the progenitors of heavy metal in new ways 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 may be…

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Dream to Fly

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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September 2022

Star Dreaming

September 2 @ 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 30, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the mysteries of the universe with Max and Lucia as they travel deep into the Australian Outback to visit the site of the world’s largest radio telescope and the planet’s oldest living culture. Discover the SKA (Square Kilometer Array) radio telescope and the questions it hopes to answer.  Enter the Ancient land of the Yamaji people, Aboriginal Australians who have shared star stories for more than 60,000 years.  Discover how much the scientific and ancient world have in common,…

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Life of Trees

September 4 @ 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 25, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Life of Trees 16 x 9 Poster

In The Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

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OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

September 4 @ 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 25, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Grammy Award band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery.  Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year. 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…

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Star Dreaming

September 9 @ 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 30, 2022

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

Explore the mysteries of the universe with Max and Lucia as they travel deep into the Australian Outback to visit the site of the world’s largest radio telescope and the planet’s oldest living culture. Discover the SKA (Square Kilometer Array) radio telescope and the questions it hopes to answer.  Enter the Ancient land of the Yamaji people, Aboriginal Australians who have shared star stories for more than 60,000 years.  Discover how much the scientific and ancient world have in common,…

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Life of Trees

September 11 @ 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 25, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Life of Trees 16 x 9 Poster

In The Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

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OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

September 11 @ 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 25, 2022

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

Grammy Award band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery.  Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year. 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…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Star Dreaming

September 16 @ 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 30, 2022

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

Explore the mysteries of the universe with Max and Lucia as they travel deep into the Australian Outback to visit the site of the world’s largest radio telescope and the planet’s oldest living culture. Discover the SKA (Square Kilometer Array) radio telescope and the questions it hopes to answer.  Enter the Ancient land of the Yamaji people, Aboriginal Australians who have shared star stories for more than 60,000 years.  Discover how much the scientific and ancient world have in common,…

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Life of Trees

September 18 @ 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 25, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Life of Trees 16 x 9 Poster

In The Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

Find out more »

OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

September 18 @ 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 25, 2022

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

Grammy Award band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery.  Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year. 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…

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Star Dreaming

September 23 @ 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 30, 2022

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

Explore the mysteries of the universe with Max and Lucia as they travel deep into the Australian Outback to visit the site of the world’s largest radio telescope and the planet’s oldest living culture. Discover the SKA (Square Kilometer Array) radio telescope and the questions it hopes to answer.  Enter the Ancient land of the Yamaji people, Aboriginal Australians who have shared star stories for more than 60,000 years.  Discover how much the scientific and ancient world have in common,…

Find out more »

Life of Trees

September 25 @ 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 25, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Life of Trees 16 x 9 Poster

In The Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

Find out more »

OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

September 25 @ 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 25, 2022

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

Grammy Award band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery.  Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year. 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…

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Star Dreaming

September 30 @ 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 30, 2022

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

Explore the mysteries of the universe with Max and Lucia as they travel deep into the Australian Outback to visit the site of the world’s largest radio telescope and the planet’s oldest living culture. Discover the SKA (Square Kilometer Array) radio telescope and the questions it hopes to answer.  Enter the Ancient land of the Yamaji people, Aboriginal Australians who have shared star stories for more than 60,000 years.  Discover how much the scientific and ancient world have in common,…

Find out more »

October 2022

Black Holes

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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…

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EXO: Are We Alone?

October 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 1, 2022 at 11:30 am

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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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Explore!

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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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Big Astronomy – People, Places, and Discoveries!

October 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Big Astronomy – People, Places, and Discoveries!  will take audiences to cutting-edge telescopes in the remote mountains of Chile and introduce the people who make sure these instruments operate day and night, unlocking the secrets of the universe.  Explore ALMA, VLT, and the new Vera Rubin Observatory (formerly LSST) and how these incredible facilities are changing our view of the cosmos. Watch the trailer here! Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children…

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Secrets of the Universe

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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We Are Stars

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. Explore the lives and deaths of stars.  Narrated by Andy Serkis. Watch the trailer here!   Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5…

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Incoming!

October 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 2, 2022 at 12:30 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Real-time data from current NASA missions help audiences explore the past, present, and future of our Solar System. Take a journey through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Discover what these impacts from above can teach us—and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth.…

Find out more »

Spooky Space

October 2 @ 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 30, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts -- and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae!  Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday.     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine…

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Living Worlds

October 7 @ 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 28, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Earth is a planet shaped by life. From the forests that help stabilize our climate, to the winds carrying life-sustaining water and oxygen to far-flung parts of the globe, the fingerprints of life are visible even from many light years away. Journey through space and time to examine life as an essential quality of our home planet Earth. Explore of the co-evolution of life and the ways it has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years. See how…

Find out more »

Spooky Space

October 9 @ 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 30, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts -- and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae!  Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday.     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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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Living Worlds

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 28, 2022

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

Earth is a planet shaped by life. From the forests that help stabilize our climate, to the winds carrying life-sustaining water and oxygen to far-flung parts of the globe, the fingerprints of life are visible even from many light years away. Journey through space and time to examine life as an essential quality of our home planet Earth. Explore of the co-evolution of life and the ways it has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years. See how…

Find out more »

Spooky Space

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2022

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

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts -- and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae!  Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday.     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine…

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Living Worlds

October 21 @ 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 28, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Earth is a planet shaped by life. From the forests that help stabilize our climate, to the winds carrying life-sustaining water and oxygen to far-flung parts of the globe, the fingerprints of life are visible even from many light years away. Journey through space and time to examine life as an essential quality of our home planet Earth. Explore of the co-evolution of life and the ways it has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years. See how…

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Spooky Space

October 23 @ 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 30, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts -- and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae!  Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday.     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine…

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Living Worlds

October 28 @ 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 28, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Earth is a planet shaped by life. From the forests that help stabilize our climate, to the winds carrying life-sustaining water and oxygen to far-flung parts of the globe, the fingerprints of life are visible even from many light years away. Journey through space and time to examine life as an essential quality of our home planet Earth. Explore of the co-evolution of life and the ways it has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years. See how…

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Spooky Space

October 30 @ 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 30, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies, and ghosts -- and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: Black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae!  Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday.     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine…

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November 2022

Rising Star: A South African Astronomy Journey

November 4 @ 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 25, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa, and discover what the future of astronomy holds for the country. Dive into multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy with the many remarkable facilities such as Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, MeerKAT.  See how astronomy can be a powerful force in the life of a nation, and inspire the next generation of explorers. Watch the trailer…

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Fly Me to the Moon

November 6 @ 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 27, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A space adventure of the third kind... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the Moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat - three tweenage flies - who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the Moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement.  A family film, the story is…

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The Wall – Pink Floyd

November 6 @ 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 27, 2022

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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3-2-1 Liftoff!

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Elon the hamster loves science and doing experiments, which often fail in practice. One day Elon hears a crash. In his garden, he finds a crater with a damaged robot named 8 of 12 inside. How did it get here? Elon fixes the robot and finds out that he fell from a spaceship. Does Elon have the courage and wits you needed to go into space and back? Find out in 3-2-1 Liftoff!     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7…

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Rising Star: A South African Astronomy Journey

November 11 @ 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 25, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa, and discover what the future of astronomy holds for the country. Dive into multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy with the many remarkable facilities such as Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, MeerKAT.  See how astronomy can be a powerful force in the life of a nation, and inspire the next generation of explorers. Watch the trailer…

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Fly Me to the Moon

November 13 @ 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 27, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A space adventure of the third kind... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the Moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat - three tweenage flies - who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the Moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement.  A family film, the story is…

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The Wall – Pink Floyd

November 13 @ 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 27, 2022

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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Rising Star: A South African Astronomy Journey

November 18 @ 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 25, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa, and discover what the future of astronomy holds for the country. Dive into multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy with the many remarkable facilities such as Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, MeerKAT.  See how astronomy can be a powerful force in the life of a nation, and inspire the next generation of explorers. Watch the trailer…

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Fly Me to the Moon

November 20 @ 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 27, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A space adventure of the third kind... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the Moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat - three tweenage flies - who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the Moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement.  A family film, the story is…

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The Wall – Pink Floyd

November 20 @ 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 27, 2022

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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Rising Star: A South African Astronomy Journey

November 25 @ 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 25, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa, and discover what the future of astronomy holds for the country. Dive into multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy with the many remarkable facilities such as Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, MeerKAT.  See how astronomy can be a powerful force in the life of a nation, and inspire the next generation of explorers. Watch the trailer…

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Fly Me to the Moon

November 27 @ 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 27, 2022

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A space adventure of the third kind... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the Moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat - three tweenage flies - who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the Moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement.  A family film, the story is…

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The Wall – Pink Floyd

November 27 @ 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 27, 2022

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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December 2022

Earth, Moon, and Sun

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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. Watch the trailer here! Tickets…

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January 2023

Worlds of Ice

January 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 27, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, traveling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole. Experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo, be dazzled by the icy wonderland of the arctic, and explores the relationship between humans and ice in science, culture and artistic expression. WORLDS OF ICE also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar…

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From Dream to Discovery

January 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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…

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Worlds of Ice

January 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 27, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, traveling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole. Experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo, be dazzled by the icy wonderland of the arctic, and explores the relationship between humans and ice in science, culture and artistic expression. WORLDS OF ICE also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar…

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Worlds of Ice

January 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 27, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, traveling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole. Experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo, be dazzled by the icy wonderland of the arctic, and explores the relationship between humans and ice in science, culture and artistic expression. WORLDS OF ICE also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar…

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Worlds of Ice

January 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 27, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, traveling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole. Experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo, be dazzled by the icy wonderland of the arctic, and explores the relationship between humans and ice in science, culture and artistic expression. WORLDS OF ICE also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar…

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February 2023

Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

February 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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March 2023

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

March 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 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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April 2023

Living Worlds

April 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Earth is a planet shaped by life. From the forests that help stabilize our climate, to the winds carrying life-sustaining water and oxygen to far-flung parts of the globe, the fingerprints of life are visible even from many light years away. Journey through space and time to examine life as an essential quality of our home planet Earth. Explore of the co-evolution of life and the ways it has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years. See how…

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May 2023

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

May 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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. 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…

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