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Event Series Event Series: Halloween: Celestial Origins

Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 into Halloween. Traverse the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening. A fun-filled program for the whole family.

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 the calendar.

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



October 17, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Versant Power Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States