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Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon, is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra‐high speeds, which might provide ways to travel to new worlds.

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 the calendar.

Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 207.581.1341, or at the Emera Astronomy Center ticket box office prior to the show.

Details

Date:
February 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Emera Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Organizer

Emera Astronomy Center
Phone:
207.581.1341
Website:
https://astro.umaine.edu/