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Emera Astronomy Center

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

May 2020

Big Astronomy – People, Places, and Discoveries!

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

Emera 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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children…

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Cosmic Colors

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Cosmic Colors 16:9 poster

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! 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…

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Incoming!

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Big Astronomy – People, Places, and Discoveries!

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

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

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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children…

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Cosmic Colors

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Cosmic Colors 16:9 poster

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! 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…

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Big Astronomy – People, Places, and Discoveries!

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

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

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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children…

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Cosmic Colors

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Cosmic Colors 16:9 poster

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! 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…

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Big Astronomy – People, Places, and Discoveries!

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

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

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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children…

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Cosmic Colors

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Cosmic Colors 16:9 poster

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! 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…

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Big Astronomy – People, Places, and Discoveries!

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

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

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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children…

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Cosmic Colors

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Cosmic Colors 16:9 poster

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky! 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…

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June 2020

Earth, Moon, and Sun

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Astronaut

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 26, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Astronaut 16 x 9

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 28, 2020

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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Astronaut

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 26, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Astronaut 16 x 9

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test…

Find out more »

Earth, Moon, and Sun

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 28, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
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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Astronaut

June 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 June 26, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Astronaut 16 x 9

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test…

Find out more »

Earth, Moon, and Sun

June 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 June 28, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Astronaut

June 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 June 26, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Astronaut 16 x 9

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test…

Find out more »

Earth, Moon, and Sun

June 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 June 28, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

July 2020

EXO: Are We Alone?

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Emera 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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior…

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The Little Star That Could

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 26, 2020

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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EXO: Are We Alone?

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

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

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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior…

Find out more »

The Little Star That Could

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 26, 2020

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…

Find out more »

EXO: Are We Alone?

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

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

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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior…

Find out more »

The Little Star That Could

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 26, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

EXO: Are We Alone?

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

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

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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior…

Find out more »

The Little Star That Could

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 26, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

EXO: Are We Alone?

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

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

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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior…

Find out more »

August 2020

Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 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 August 30, 2020

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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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

August 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 August 28, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Asteroid 16x9 poster

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 9 @ 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 30, 2020

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

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 »

Asteroid: Mission Extreme

August 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 August 28, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Asteroid 16x9 poster

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit…

Find out more »

Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 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 August 30, 2020

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

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 »

Asteroid: Mission Extreme

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Asteroid 16x9 poster

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit…

Find out more »

Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 23 @ 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 30, 2020

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

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 »

Asteroid: Mission Extreme

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
Asteroid 16x9 poster

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System. The challenges are enormous, but a mission so extreme could ultimately lead us to protect our planet and inhabit…

Find out more »

Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 30 @ 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 30, 2020

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

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 »

September 2020

From Dream to Discovery

September 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 September 25, 2020

Emera 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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine…

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In My Backyard

September 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 September 27, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In My Backyard 16 x 9

With song and colorful animation it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s song writer, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and…

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From Dream to Discovery

September 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 September 25, 2020

Emera 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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine…

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In My Backyard

September 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 September 27, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In My Backyard 16 x 9

With song and colorful animation it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s song writer, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and…

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From Dream to Discovery

September 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 September 25, 2020

Emera 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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine…

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In My Backyard

September 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 September 27, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In My Backyard 16 x 9

With song and colorful animation it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s song writer, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and…

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From Dream to Discovery

September 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 September 25, 2020

Emera 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 $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine…

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In My Backyard

September 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 September 27, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In My Backyard 16 x 9

With song and colorful animation it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s song writer, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and…

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October 2020

Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 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 October 30, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures!  What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more…  Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!  Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.”  From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats!   See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

October 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 October 25, 2020

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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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 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 October 30, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures!  What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more…  Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!  Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.”  From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats!   See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

October 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 October 25, 2020

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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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 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 October 30, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures!  What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more…  Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!  Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.”  From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats!   See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

October 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 October 25, 2020

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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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 23 @ 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 30, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures!  What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more…  Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!  Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.”  From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats!   See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

October 25 @ 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 25, 2020

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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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 30 @ 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 30, 2020

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures!  What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more…  Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!  Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.”  From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats!   See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

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