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 animation accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse. 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 sky, forever turning overhead throughout the seasons. The program includes a live sky lecture showing where Orion and his companions are located in the winter skies.
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.