Emera Astronomy Center is pleased to reopen to the public on September 1st with new guidelines to help keep our visitors and staff safe.  We are excited to be able to share the universe with you in person!

Required Face Covering

University of Maine requires each visitor to campus wear a facemask/face covering that completely cover the nose and mouth.  It must be worn by all persons while on campus.  This includes all areas of Emera Astronomy Center.

Number of Visitors to the Planetarium

Only 11 visitors are permitted in the planetarium per program.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the show begins to check in at our box office and be ushered to your seats. No late admittance will be permitted.

Advanced Tickets Required

Tickets for all planetarium visits must be purchased in advance.  No point of sale tickets will be available.  Please try to purchase tickets a minimum of 24 hours in advance whenever possible.  Tickets may be purchased online via our website, or by calling 207.581.1341 during regular business hours.  Tickets are available here.

Check-In/Ushering to Seats

Upon arrival to Emera Astronomy Center, visitors are asked to check in at our ticket counter.  An usher will then guide visitors to their assigned seats. No physical tickets will be handed out, but visitors will get an email ticket upon purchase.

Keep Your Distance

Please keep at least 6 feet from anyone outside the party you’re visiting with.  The planetarium theater has marked which seats are to be used to provide appropriate social distancing.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Emera Astronomy Center has installed hand sanitizer stations at our entrances, and will be doing a thorough cleaning of all touch points, seats, and restrooms prior to each program.  To assist us with this we ask that visitors refrain from bringing any food or drink into the facility.  

If You’re Feeling Ill

If you or a family member has or has had cold or flu-like symptoms, please do not visit the Emera Astronomy Center until after everyone is well and has completed a medically recommended quarantine period.

Be Understanding 

Please think of other visitors and staff when visiting our center. Everyone’s comfort level and risk factors for COVID-19 differ, so please be respectful, courteous, and kind.

Thank you… for helping us keep the Emera Astronomy Center safe for us all.  Enjoy your visit and keep exploring the Universe!