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Emera Astronomy Center

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167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
207-581-1341

July 2019

The Little Star That Could

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on August 28, 2019 at 2:00pm

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Little Star that Could 16 x 9

It’s hard to be a little star in a big universe! Join a medium sized, yellow star as he makes his way through space. In his travels, he meets many different types of stars and learns about some of the other things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas, and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth and…

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Incoming!

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera 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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Dawn of the Space Age

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dawn of the Space Age show poster

Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel.…

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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

July 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon immerses theatergoers on a journey of our universe centralized on sensational visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience music from this internationally acclaimed rock band at the Emera Astronomy Center! Tickets are $8 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…

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2019

Emera 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 First Stargazers

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Journey back in time to explore how the first stargazers experienced the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who has visited Earth many times before.  Witness the very first stargazer making a Moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover the ancient pyramids of Giza and their alignment to the skies.  See stunning digital re-creations of the Parthenon, Alexandria Library, Stonehenge and Abu Simbel Temple and be inspired by the first stargazers who laid…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on July 31, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 2:00pm

Emera 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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August 2019

Black Holes

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Blackholes 16 x 9

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 $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…

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Dream to Fly

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera 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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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Emera 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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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 5, 2019 at 2:00pm

Emera 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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Cell! Cell! Cell!

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Join Raj and Sooki on a totally ex-CELL-ent immersive journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an…

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Cosmic Recipe

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The famous astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”  Though that may sound crazy, Sagan was onto something BIG! Want to know what? Pull up a chair at our Planetarium’s Periodic Table and learn the cosmic recipes that created everything in our world – even us!   Discover how the Big Bang cooked up everyday elements such as the calcium in our teeth, the silicon in our smart…

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Dream to Fly

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera 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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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 9 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Emera 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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Phantom of the Universe

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment, Phantom of the Universe immerses audiences in the search for dark matter. Explore this mysterious matter and how we are using discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider to get closer to discovering the true nature of Dark Matter. View the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the…

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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

Emera 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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

Emera 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. Trailer 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…

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Dream to Fly

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera 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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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 16 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Emera 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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Mars 1001

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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An international crew is about to embark on the first interplanetary journey in history, the first manned mission to the surface of Mars!  Science reporter Miles O’Brien is reporting while events unfold for the crew on their daring 1001 day long mission.  Witness firsthand their brave attempts to put human footprints on Mars and return safely to Earth.  This journey will be extending our knowledge of Mars and will be determining whether or not mankind has a future among the…

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We Are Astronomers

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Do you know what an astronomer does? We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. See how technologies such as the Large Hadron Collider, the observatories of Chile and the Hubble Space Telescope work and how they are used by teams around the world in this entertaining planetarium show. This show is narrated by former Dr Who star David Tennant and accompanied with music by New Zealand composer Rhian…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on July 31, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 2:00pm

Emera 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 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera 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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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Emera 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. …

Find out more »

Explore!

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera 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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The Little Star That Could

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on August 28, 2019 at 2:00pm

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Little Star that Could 16 x 9

It’s hard to be a little star in a big universe! Join a medium sized, yellow star as he makes his way through space. In his travels, he meets many different types of stars and learns about some of the other things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas, and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth and…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 30, 2019 at 2:00pm

Emera 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. Trailer Tickets for planetarium programs…

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Dream to Fly

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera 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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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 30 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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September 2019

Expedition Reef

September 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the secrets of the "rainforests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems – coral reefs.  Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing.  Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and fragile…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Trailer 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…

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Incoming!

September 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera 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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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Trailer 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…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Trailer 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…

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Black Holes

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Blackholes 16 x 9

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 $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…

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Habitat Earth

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Living networks connect and support life forms large and small—from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world in Habitat Earth. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights…

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Explore!

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Emera 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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Faster Than Light

September 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons.  Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based…

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Dream to Fly

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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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Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed…

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Incoming!

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera 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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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Trailer 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…

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Phantom of the Universe

September 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment, Phantom of the Universe immerses audiences in the search for dark matter. Explore this mysterious matter and how we are using discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider to get closer to discovering the true nature of Dark Matter. View the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the…

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Faster Than Light

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons.  Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Trailer 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…

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Solar Superstorms

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Travel into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system:…

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October 2019

Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

Emera 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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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

Emera 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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