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July 2017

In My Backyard

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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With song and colorful animation it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s song writer, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and…

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 28, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel.…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 30, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join two children on a magical journey through the solar system, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the solar system. 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 our calendar. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at…

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August 2017

Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from earth. They explore the day and night sky, learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun and the moon.  Along the way, they learn how…

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Totality: Explore the Wonder of Eclipses

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the incredible phenomena 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 learning 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…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 27, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A traveling penguin from the South Pole and a funny polar bear from the North pole meet on arctic sea ice.  They become friends observing the night sky together and wondering why night is so long at the poles of the Earth. This mystery leads them on a scientific adventure by building an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, visit Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets have…

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Cosmic Journey

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in space. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you will travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. 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…

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Cosmic Colors

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives, and Cosmic Colors explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky. 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…

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Totality: Explore the Wonder of Eclipses

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the incredible phenomena 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 learning 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…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 27, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A traveling penguin from the South Pole and a funny polar bear from the North pole meet on arctic sea ice.  They become friends observing the night sky together and wondering why night is so long at the poles of the Earth. This mystery leads them on a scientific adventure by building an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, visit Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets have…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join two children on a magical journey through the solar system, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the solar system. 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,…

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Little Star that Could

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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 and…

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Totality: Explore the Wonder of Eclipses

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the incredible phenomena 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 learning 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…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 27, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A traveling penguin from the South Pole and a funny polar bear from the North pole meet on arctic sea ice.  They become friends observing the night sky together and wondering why night is so long at the poles of the Earth. This mystery leads them on a scientific adventure by building an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, visit Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets have…

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Black Holes

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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 $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…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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Totality: Explore the Wonder of Eclipses

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Explore the incredible phenomena 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 learning 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…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 27, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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A traveling penguin from the South Pole and a funny polar bear from the North pole meet on arctic sea ice.  They become friends observing the night sky together and wondering why night is so long at the poles of the Earth. This mystery leads them on a scientific adventure by building an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, visit Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets have…

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Astronaut

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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 the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut,…

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Life of Trees

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In The Life of Trees a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the sun? How do they…

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