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5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is creating the most detailed map of our nearby universe. Installed at Kitt Peak in Arizona, DESI's 5000 independently operated robots can measure the light from thousands of galaxies at once. Dive into modern cosmology, and the scientific motivation for building a large map of galaxies. Join us as we […]

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

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 […]

OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

Grammy Award-winning band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery.  Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year. Tickets are $9 for general […]

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

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 […]

Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

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 […]

5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is creating the most detailed map of our nearby universe. Installed at Kitt Peak in Arizona, DESI's 5000 independently operated robots can measure the light from thousands of galaxies at once. Dive into modern cosmology, and the scientific motivation for building a large map of galaxies. Join us as we […]

OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

Grammy Award-winning band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery.  Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking […]

Event Series Earth, Moon, and Sun

Earth, Moon, and Sun

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

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. […]

Worlds Beyond Earth

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd, Orono, ME, United States

Take an exhilarating journey to the worlds that orbit our Sun and the unique conditions that make life on our planet Earth possible. Celebrate the extraordinary Age of Exploration carried […]

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