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Totality: Explore the Wonder of Eclipses
January 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Explore the incredible phenomenon of eclipses, both lunar and solar. How and why do they occur? What can we observe and learn from these spectacular displays of nature? Take a look at how eclipses helped prove the theory of general relativity and look forward to upcoming eclipses and learn where to see them. From spectacular space environments to the very human experiences that happen when you are caught in the shadow of the moon and the sun is plunged into a total solar eclipse, this program will help you understand these fascinating events. Take a special look at the Jan. 20 lunar eclipse and future eclipses visible here in Maine. The program includes a tour of the night sky as viewed from Maine.
After the show, visit the observatory to view the lunar eclipse through the historic Clark Telescope. Viewing sessions will begin at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting.
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.