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July 2022

The Little Star that Could

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

It’s hard to be a little star in a big universe. Join a medium sized, yellow star as he makes his way through space. In his travels, he meets many different types of stars and learns about some of the other things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth…

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Concepts in Oceanography

July 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until July 7, 2022

Hutchinson Center and Online ME United States

This hybrid/blended Summer University course, taught by Dr. William "Wge" Ellis, meets twice a week for 6 weeks. Tuesday classes meet in person at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast and Thurs. classes are online/synchronous. Basic concepts in physical, geological, chemical and biological oceanography will be discussed. Also includes an introduction to the relationship between the ocean and the atmosphere. Ends with a discussion of global change issues. Practical applications of basic scientific principles will be emphasized. May not be…

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Explore!

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 29, 2022

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

Mars… For centuries it’s been an object of human fascination. Once mysterious, soon this red world may become our new home. This became possible due to daring individuals like Johannes Kepler: fascinated with the world, striving toward discovery and embracing challenges it may bring. It is our duty to continue their work… Explore, Dream Discover.  Take an adventurous journey with humankind: from ancient Mesopotamia to modern space exploration.  Experience the fascinating history of astronomy, geocentric and heliocentric models, Kepler laws…

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3-2-1 Liftoff!

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 31, 2022

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

Elon the hamster loves science and doing experiments, which often fail in practice. One day Elon hears a crash. In his garden, he finds a crater with a damaged robot named 8 of 12 inside. How did it get here? Elon fixes the robot and finds out that he fell from a spaceship. Does Elon have the courage and wits you needed to go into space and back? Find out in 3-2-1 Liftoff. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for…

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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 31, 2022

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

"Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon" immerses theatergoers on a journey of our universe centralized on sensational visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience music from this internationally acclaimed rock band at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may contain bright flashing lights and fast-moving images, which have been known to trigger seizures with those with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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

Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Treehouse as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get……

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Vladimir, a polar bear, and James, a penguin, travel into space aboard the Polaris to study polar auroras.  Hit by a meteorite, they crash at the foot of a pre-Columbian pyramid and meet Lucia, a hummingbird who is passionate about rocks. She tells them about a legend evoking “stones of light”.  Meteorites, shooting stars, these “stones of light” intrigue them all.  Searching for answers, they board for the moon, then the asteroid belt, and finally land on a comet nucleus. …

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Explore!

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 29, 2022

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

Mars… For centuries it’s been an object of human fascination. Once mysterious, soon this red world may become our new home. This became possible due to daring individuals like Johannes Kepler: fascinated with the world, striving toward discovery and embracing challenges it may bring. It is our duty to continue their work… Explore, Dream Discover.  Take an adventurous journey with humankind: from ancient Mesopotamia to modern space exploration.  Experience the fascinating history of astronomy, geocentric and heliocentric models, Kepler laws…

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3-2-1 Liftoff!

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 31, 2022

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

Elon the hamster loves science and doing experiments, which often fail in practice. One day Elon hears a crash. In his garden, he finds a crater with a damaged robot named 8 of 12 inside. How did it get here? Elon fixes the robot and finds out that he fell from a spaceship. Does Elon have the courage and wits you needed to go into space and back? Find out in 3-2-1 Liftoff. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for…

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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 31, 2022

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

"Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon" immerses theatergoers on a journey of our universe centralized on sensational visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience music from this internationally acclaimed rock band at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may contain bright flashing lights and fast-moving images, which have been known to trigger seizures with those with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is…

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