Public Shows & Events

Programs this Week

Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar.

Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 207.581.1341, or at our ticket box office prior to the show.

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Upcoming Monthly Schedule


Fridays @ 7:00 PM – Space Aliens: Life in the Universe

Fridays @ 9:00 PM – Music Show: Rihanna: Diamonds

Sundays @ 2:00 PM – Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda*

Move-in Weekend: 

Sunday, September 1
12:30 PM – Expedition Reef
2:00 PM – Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda*
3:30 PM – Incoming!

Homeschool Show: 

Tuesday, September 3
10:00 AM – Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda**

Science Lecture Series:

Thursday, September 12
7:00 PM – Dr. Sam Hess

Friends and Family Weekend:

Saturday, September 21
10:00 AM – Black Holes
11:30 AM – Habitat Earth
1:00 PM – Explore!
2:30 PM – Faster Than Light
4:00 PM – Dream to Fly

Sunday, September 22
11:00 AM – Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds
12:30 PM – Incoming!
2:00 PM – Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda*
3:30 PM – Phantom of the Universe

Acadia Night Sky Festival:

Sunday, September 29
12:30 PM – Faster Than Light
2:00 PM – Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda*
3:30 PM – Solar Superstorms



Fridays @ 7:00 PM – Spooky Space

Fridays @ 9:00 PM – Music Show: Dropkick Murphys Sunshine Highway

Sundays @ 2:00 PM – Sesame Street: One World, One Sky*

Tuesday, October 1 @ 10:00 AM – Magic Treehouse: Space Mission**

*This show is designed for younger audiences.
**Monthly Homeschool Show – Open to the General Public as well.

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Donations help secure the future of the Jordan Planetarium and observatory here at the University of Maine. They assist in acquiring new programming, keeping our technology up to date, and providing numerous astronomy and science opportunities for students of all ages and the general public.


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