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Versant Power Astronomy Center

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

February 2021

Into the Polar Night

February 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 February 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take an epic expedition to the Artic Ocean to discover the importance ice for planet Earth!  The Arctic sea ice groans and creaks as a massive icebreaker slowly churns through. Scientists on an ice flow call out to each other in the dark as a chainsaw cuts through the ice, exposing open ocean below.  Journey with scientists on one of the most ambitious international climate collaborations ever, MOSAiC. The Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate seeks to gain…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience is an imaginative journey through our night sky using artistic style and impressive visuals. Experience the progenitors of heavy metal in new ways at the Versant Power 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 be…

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March 2021

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power 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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The Sun – Our Living Star

March 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 March 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

March 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 March 28, 2021

Versant Power 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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David Bowie Dreams

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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David Bowie Dreams engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to a pulsating soundtrack of one of rock music's greatest icons. Experience music in new ways in the planetarium at the Versant Power 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…

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The Sun – Our Living Star

March 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 March 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

March 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 March 28, 2021

Versant Power 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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David Bowie Dreams

March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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David Bowie Dreams engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to a pulsating soundtrack of one of rock music's greatest icons. Experience music in new ways in the planetarium at the Versant Power 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…

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The Sun – Our Living Star

March 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 March 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

March 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 March 28, 2021

Versant Power 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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David Bowie Dreams

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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David Bowie Dreams engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to a pulsating soundtrack of one of rock music's greatest icons. Experience music in new ways in the planetarium at the Versant Power 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…

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The Sun – Our Living Star

March 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 March 26, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 28, 2021

Versant Power 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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David Bowie Dreams

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 28, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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David Bowie Dreams engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to a pulsating soundtrack of one of rock music's greatest icons. Experience music in new ways in the planetarium at the Versant Power 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…

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April 2021

Dynamic Earth

April 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 April 30, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dynamic Earth 16x9 poster

Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This exciting program follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship…

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Cosmic Colors

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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, or by phone at 207.581.1341.

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Dynamic Earth

April 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 April 30, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dynamic Earth 16x9 poster

Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This exciting program follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship…

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Dynamic Earth

April 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 April 30, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dynamic Earth 16x9 poster

Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This exciting program follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship…

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Dynamic Earth

April 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 April 30, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dynamic Earth 16x9 poster

Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This exciting program follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship…

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Dynamic Earth

April 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 April 30, 2021

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dynamic Earth 16x9 poster

Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This exciting program follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship…

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