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Emera Astronomy Center

207.581.1341|https://astro.umaine.edu/

July 2019

Fly Me to the Moon

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2019

One event on July 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

A space adventure of the third kind ... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before: the moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat — three tweenage flies — who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement. A family film, the story…

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Expedition Reef

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

Explore the secrets of the "rainforests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems — coral reefs. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce and support over 25 percent of all marine life on Earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction and overfishing. Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and…

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The Little Star That Could

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera 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 and light.…

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Incoming!

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Real-time data from current NASA missions help audiences explore the past, present, and future of our solar system. Take a journey through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Discover what these impacts from above can teach us — and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach…

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

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

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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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

July 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

Emera 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 Emera Astronomy Center. Tickets are $8 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 advised. Tickets…

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2019

One event on July 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

A space adventure of the third kind ... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before: the moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat — three tweenage flies — who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement. A family film, the story…

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The First Stargazers

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Journey back in time to explore how the first stargazers experienced the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who has visited Earth many times before.  Witness the very first stargazer making a Moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover the ancient pyramids of Giza and their alignment to the skies.  See stunning digital re-creations of the Parthenon, Alexandria Library, Stonehenge and Abu Simbel Temple and be inspired by the first stargazers who laid…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera 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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August 2019

Black Holes

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera 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 $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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Dream to Fly

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

"Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars" is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Emera 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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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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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Cell! Cell! Cell!

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

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Join Raj and Sooki on a totally ex-CELL-ent immersive journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an…

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Cosmic Recipe

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The famous astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Though that may sound crazy, Sagan was onto something big. Want to know what? Pull up a chair at the planetarium’s periodic table and learn the cosmic recipes that created everything in our world — even us. Discover how the Big Bang cooked up everyday elements such as the calcium in our teeth, the silicon in our smart…

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Dream to Fly

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 9 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

"Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars" is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Emera 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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Phantom of the Universe

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera 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 Hadron Collider to get closer to discovering the true nature of dark matter. View the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky,…

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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

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

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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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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Dream to Fly

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 16 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

"Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars" is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Emera 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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Dream to Fly

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

"Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars" is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Emera 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.…

Find out more »

Dream to Fly

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 30 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

"Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars" is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. Tickets are $8 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…

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