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11:00 am

From Dream to Discovery

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Join NASA’s engineers as they design, test, and launch today’s hottest missions into space. Witness the enormity of the new James Webb Space Telescope, the intensity of Goddard Space Flight Center’s testing facilities, and the excitement of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. From blueprint to blastoff, experience how robotic space flight is pushing the […]

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12:30 pm

Phantom of the Universe

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment, "Phantom of the Universe" immerses audiences in the search for dark matter. Explore this mysterious matter and how we are using discoveries at the Large […]

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2:00 pm

Habitat Earth

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small — from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world in "Habitat Earth." Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships […]

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3:30 pm

Astronaut

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around […]

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5:00 pm

Black Holes

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The attraction of Black Holes is more than just gravitational. These mysterious graveyards of dead stars have fascinated generations. “Black Holes” explores the history, physics, and mystery of these reality-bending phenomena. Experience the bending of light, the skewing of perception, and the dizzying descent into a black hole. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for […]

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