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12:30 pm

Faster Than Light

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon, is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How […]

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2:00 pm

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

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

"Perseus and Andromeda" is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster — and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for UMaine students/veterans/senior citizens, and $4 for […]

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3:30 pm

Solar Superstorms

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A fury is building on the surface of the sun — high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Travel into the tangle […]

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