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 – Cell! Cell! Cell!

Sundays @ 2:00 PM – Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night*


Sunday, September 2:

Mars 1001 @ 12:30 PM

Dynamic Earth @ 3:30 PM

Mars 1001 @ 5:00 PM

Tuesday, September 4 @ 10:00 AM – Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda**

Saturday, September 22:

Explore! @10:00 AM

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds @ 11:30 AM

Mars 1001 @ 2:30 PM

Phantom of the Universe @ 4:00 PM

Sunday, September 23:

We Are Astronomers @ 11:00 AM

Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe @ 12:30 PM


Fridays @ 7:00 PM – Halloween: Celestial Origins

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

Tuesday, October 2 @ 2:00 PM – Explore!**


Fall Public School Break

Thursday, October 4:

10: 00 AM – Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

11:30 AM – Dawn of the Space Age

1:30 PM – Earth, Moon, and Sun

3:00 PM – Explore!

Friday, October 5:

10: 00 AM – Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

11:30 AM – Cosmic Colors

1:30 PM – The Little Star That Could

3:00 PM – Dream to Fly

*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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