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Rising Star: A South African Astronomy Journey

November 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa, and discover what the future of astronomy holds for the country. Dive into multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy with the many remarkable facilities such as Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, MeerKAT.  See how astronomy can be a powerful force in the life of a nation, and inspire the next generation of explorers.

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 Versant Power Astronomy Center 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.



November 25, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Versant Power Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States