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Versant Power Astronomy Center

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

January 2023

Worlds of Ice

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 27, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, traveling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole. Experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo, be dazzled by the icy wonderland of the arctic, and explores the relationship between humans and ice in science, culture and artistic expression. WORLDS OF ICE also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 29, 2023

Versant Power 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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ELO: Ticket to the Moon

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 29, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join us in the dome with a myriad of lights and visual effects as we journey into and through space with the Electric Light Orchestra! Featuring songs such as Mr. Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Starlight, and more! You will be transported to a higher dimension with this rock supergroup. Tickets are $9 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…

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February 2023

Forward to the Moon

February 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 February 24, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica Meir from Caribou, Maine has been selected as one of the Artemis Mission astronauts and might be the first Mainer on the Moon – learn…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

February 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 February 26, 2023

Versant Power 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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Foo Fighters in February

February 5 @ 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 26, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Come join us at the planetarium for a rockin' good time! Foo Fighters in February lines up the Foo Fighters' greatest and most spacey hits such as Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, The Sky is a Neighborhood, and so many more set to the extravagant astronomical visuals that you can only find here, at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. All music programs may contain bright flashing lights and fast-moving images, which have been known to trigger seizures with…

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Forward to the Moon

February 10 @ 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 24, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica Meir from Caribou, Maine has been selected as one of the Artemis Mission astronauts and might be the first Mainer on the Moon – learn…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

February 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 February 26, 2023

Versant Power 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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Foo Fighters in February

February 12 @ 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 26, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Come join us at the planetarium for a rockin' good time! Foo Fighters in February lines up the Foo Fighters' greatest and most spacey hits such as Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, The Sky is a Neighborhood, and so many more set to the extravagant astronomical visuals that you can only find here, at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. All music programs may contain bright flashing lights and fast-moving images, which have been known to trigger seizures with…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power 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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Forward to the Moon

February 17 @ 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 24, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica Meir from Caribou, Maine has been selected as one of the Artemis Mission astronauts and might be the first Mainer on the Moon – learn…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

February 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 February 26, 2023

Versant Power 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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Foo Fighters in February

February 19 @ 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 26, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Come join us at the planetarium for a rockin' good time! Foo Fighters in February lines up the Foo Fighters' greatest and most spacey hits such as Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, The Sky is a Neighborhood, and so many more set to the extravagant astronomical visuals that you can only find here, at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. All music programs may contain bright flashing lights and fast-moving images, which have been known to trigger seizures with…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power 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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Astronaut

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power 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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power 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. Watch the trailer here!     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar. Tickets may…

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Cosmic Recipe

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power 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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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Forward to the Moon

February 24 @ 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 24, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica Meir from Caribou, Maine has been selected as one of the Artemis Mission astronauts and might be the first Mainer on the Moon – learn…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

February 26 @ 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 26, 2023

Versant Power 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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Foo Fighters in February

February 26 @ 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 26, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Come join us at the planetarium for a rockin' good time! Foo Fighters in February lines up the Foo Fighters' greatest and most spacey hits such as Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, The Sky is a Neighborhood, and so many more set to the extravagant astronomical visuals that you can only find here, at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. All music programs may contain bright flashing lights and fast-moving images, which have been known to trigger seizures with…

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March 2023

Worlds Beyond Earth

March 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 March 31, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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 out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 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 March 26, 2023

Versant Power 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. Watch the trailer here!     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar. Tickets may…

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Worlds Beyond Earth

March 10 @ 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 31, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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 out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 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 March 26, 2023

Versant Power 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. Watch the trailer here!     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar. Tickets may…

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

March 14 @ 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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Worlds Beyond Earth

March 17 @ 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 31, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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 out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 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 March 26, 2023

Versant Power 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. Watch the trailer here!     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar. Tickets may…

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Worlds Beyond Earth

March 24 @ 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 31, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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 out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 26 @ 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 26, 2023

Versant Power 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. Watch the trailer here!     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar. Tickets may…

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Worlds Beyond Earth

March 31 @ 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 31, 2023

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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 out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

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April 2023

Living Worlds

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Earth is a planet shaped by life. From the forests that help stabilize our climate, to the winds carrying life-sustaining water and oxygen to far-flung parts of the globe, the fingerprints of life are visible even from many light years away. Journey through space and time to examine life as an essential quality of our home planet Earth. Explore of the co-evolution of life and the ways it has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years. See how…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power 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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Forward to the Moon

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica Meir from Caribou, Maine has been selected as one of the Artemis Mission astronauts and might be the first Mainer on the Moon – learn…

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Secrets of Gravity

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Luke is interested in the universe and its secrets. He is fascinated by the stars, the universe, and the laws of nature. One night, he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum where he meets ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. ALBY takes Luke on a magical journey through space and time during which they uncover the secrets of gravity and learn about friendship and imagination. Watch the trailer here!  …

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Stargazers of Africa

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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From the dawn of time, African people have looked to the skies above for inspiration and guidance. Stargazers of Africa is a journey connecting the stars, Moon and planets to the people across this great continent—from long ago to the stargazers of today. Experience African tales from the Yoruba people and a Nigerian story about the far away stars. Discover the African Stonehenge and Moon calendars made from bones over 40,000 years ago!     Tickets for planetarium programs are…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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. Watch the trailer here! Tickets…

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May 2023

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power 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. Watch the trailer here!     Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar. Tickets may…

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