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The Sun — Our Living Star

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.

The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilizations. Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.

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.

 

Details

Date:
September 26
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

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

Organizer

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