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Versant Power Astronomy Center

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December 2021

Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

An immersive fulldome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for…

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The Christmas Star

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

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

Over the years numerous people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible and other historical texts of the time. What was the Christmas Star? Could it be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural celestial phenomenon?  Explore a variety of scientific explanations for the Star of Bethlehem in this family friendly program at the planetarium. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Let It Snow

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

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

Let it Snow features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, including a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may…

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Science Lecture Series: Dr. Cassaundra Rose

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Dr. Cassaundra Rose: Maine Won’t Wait: How Maine is Taking Action on Climate Change Thursday, December 9th at 7:00 pm Maine celebrates one year of “Maine Won’t Wait: a four-year plan for climate action” on Dec. 1. Learn about the science that informed "Maine Won’t Wait", what lessons 2021 has brought, and how people, businesses, and communities can act in support of this plan.                  Dr. Rose is a Senior Science Analyst and Climate Council…

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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

An immersive fulldome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for…

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The Christmas Star

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

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

Over the years numerous people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible and other historical texts of the time. What was the Christmas Star? Could it be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural celestial phenomenon?  Explore a variety of scientific explanations for the Star of Bethlehem in this family friendly program at the planetarium. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Let It Snow

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

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

Let it Snow features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, including a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may…

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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

An immersive fulldome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for…

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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

An immersive fulldome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for…

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The Christmas Star

December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

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

Over the years numerous people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible and other historical texts of the time. What was the Christmas Star? Could it be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural celestial phenomenon?  Explore a variety of scientific explanations for the Star of Bethlehem in this family friendly program at the planetarium. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Let It Snow

December 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

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

Let it Snow features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, including a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may…

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January 2022

EXO: Are We Alone?

January 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 28, 2022

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

Humankind has always sought to understand the mysteries of the Universe and speculated about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Today we know of thousands of exoplanets — planets located outside our solar system — that offer valuable information about our own planet, its origins and life on earth. We’re on the cusp of making some fascinating discoveries. But how will they change our lives? Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

January 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 30, 2022

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…

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Prince: Purple Rain Planetarium

January 9, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 30, 2022

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

Undefinable, musical genius, mysterious, guarded, and iconic — it is impossible to pin down Prince. He speaks on through his musical legacy and our program features several his hits such as When Doves Cry, Let's go Crazy, 1999, Raspberry Beret, and many more.  Join Versant Power Astronomy Center to be immersed in his music set to a stunning visual journey in the planetarium. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult…

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Astronaut

January 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 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…

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EXO: Are We Alone?

January 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 28, 2022

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

Humankind has always sought to understand the mysteries of the Universe and speculated about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Today we know of thousands of exoplanets — planets located outside our solar system — that offer valuable information about our own planet, its origins and life on earth. We’re on the cusp of making some fascinating discoveries. But how will they change our lives? Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

January 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 30, 2022

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…

Find out more »

Prince: Purple Rain Planetarium

January 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 30, 2022

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

Undefinable, musical genius, mysterious, guarded, and iconic — it is impossible to pin down Prince. He speaks on through his musical legacy and our program features several his hits such as When Doves Cry, Let's go Crazy, 1999, Raspberry Beret, and many more.  Join Versant Power Astronomy Center to be immersed in his music set to a stunning visual journey in the planetarium. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult…

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EXO: Are We Alone?

January 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 28, 2022

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

Humankind has always sought to understand the mysteries of the Universe and speculated about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Today we know of thousands of exoplanets — planets located outside our solar system — that offer valuable information about our own planet, its origins and life on earth. We’re on the cusp of making some fascinating discoveries. But how will they change our lives? Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

January 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 30, 2022

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…

Find out more »

Prince: Purple Rain Planetarium

January 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 30, 2022

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

Undefinable, musical genius, mysterious, guarded, and iconic — it is impossible to pin down Prince. He speaks on through his musical legacy and our program features several his hits such as When Doves Cry, Let's go Crazy, 1999, Raspberry Beret, and many more.  Join Versant Power Astronomy Center to be immersed in his music set to a stunning visual journey in the planetarium. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult…

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EXO: Are We Alone?

January 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 28, 2022

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

Humankind has always sought to understand the mysteries of the Universe and speculated about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Today we know of thousands of exoplanets — planets located outside our solar system — that offer valuable information about our own planet, its origins and life on earth. We’re on the cusp of making some fascinating discoveries. But how will they change our lives? Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

January 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 30, 2022

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…

Find out more »

Prince: Purple Rain Planetarium

January 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 30, 2022

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

Undefinable, musical genius, mysterious, guarded, and iconic — it is impossible to pin down Prince. He speaks on through his musical legacy and our program features several his hits such as When Doves Cry, Let's go Crazy, 1999, Raspberry Beret, and many more.  Join Versant Power Astronomy Center to be immersed in his music set to a stunning visual journey in the planetarium. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult…

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February 2022

Stargazers of Africa

February 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 25, 2022

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

From the dawn of time, African people have looked to the skies above for inspiration and guidance. Stargazers of Africa is a journey connecting the stars, moon and planets to the people across this great continent — from long ago to the stargazers of today. Experience African tales from the Yoruba people and a Nigerian story about the far away stars. Discover the African Stonehenge and moon calendars made from bones over 40,000 years ago. Tickets for planetarium programs are…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

February 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022

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

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

February 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Stargazers of Africa

February 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 25, 2022

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

From the dawn of time, African people have looked to the skies above for inspiration and guidance. Stargazers of Africa is a journey connecting the stars, moon and planets to the people across this great continent — from long ago to the stargazers of today. Experience African tales from the Yoruba people and a Nigerian story about the far away stars. Discover the African Stonehenge and moon calendars made from bones over 40,000 years ago. Tickets for planetarium programs are…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

February 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022

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

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Stargazers of Africa

February 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 25, 2022

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

From the dawn of time, African people have looked to the skies above for inspiration and guidance. Stargazers of Africa is a journey connecting the stars, moon and planets to the people across this great continent — from long ago to the stargazers of today. Experience African tales from the Yoruba people and a Nigerian story about the far away stars. Discover the African Stonehenge and moon calendars made from bones over 40,000 years ago. Tickets for planetarium programs are…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

February 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022

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

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Stargazers of Africa

February 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 25, 2022

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

From the dawn of time, African people have looked to the skies above for inspiration and guidance. Stargazers of Africa is a journey connecting the stars, moon and planets to the people across this great continent — from long ago to the stargazers of today. Experience African tales from the Yoruba people and a Nigerian story about the far away stars. Discover the African Stonehenge and moon calendars made from bones over 40,000 years ago. Tickets for planetarium programs are…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

February 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022

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

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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March 2022

Magic Globe: A Story of the Seasons

March 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 27, 2022

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

On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery. Edek, Mia’s eccentric uncle, tricks the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons. She quickly realizes the consequences of what they are going to do, but Edek doesn’t want to let the plan go. Magic Globe is an engaging story designed to interest and challenge children from 5 to 12 years old. It has a clear educational structure…

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From Dream to Discovery

March 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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 frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and…

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Magic Globe: A Story of the Seasons

March 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 27, 2022

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

On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery. Edek, Mia’s eccentric uncle, tricks the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons. She quickly realizes the consequences of what they are going to do, but Edek doesn’t want to let the plan go. Magic Globe is an engaging story designed to interest and challenge children from 5 to 12 years old. It has a clear educational structure…

Find out more »

Magic Globe: A Story of the Seasons

March 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 27, 2022

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

On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery. Edek, Mia’s eccentric uncle, tricks the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons. She quickly realizes the consequences of what they are going to do, but Edek doesn’t want to let the plan go. Magic Globe is an engaging story designed to interest and challenge children from 5 to 12 years old. It has a clear educational structure…

Find out more »

Magic Globe: A Story of the Seasons

March 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 27, 2022

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

On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery. Edek, Mia’s eccentric uncle, tricks the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons. She quickly realizes the consequences of what they are going to do, but Edek doesn’t want to let the plan go. Magic Globe is an engaging story designed to interest and challenge children from 5 to 12 years old. It has a clear educational structure…

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April 2022

Black Holes

April 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

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 Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view the Versant Power Astronomy Center calendar. Tickets may be…

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Black Holes

April 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

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 Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view the Versant Power Astronomy Center calendar. Tickets may be…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

April 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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…

Find out more »

Black Holes

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

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 Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view the Versant Power Astronomy Center calendar. Tickets may be…

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Black Holes

April 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 29, 2022

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 Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view the Versant Power Astronomy Center calendar. Tickets may be…

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Black Holes

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

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 Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view the Versant Power Astronomy Center calendar. Tickets may be…

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May 2022

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

May 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Versant Power 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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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

May 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Versant Power 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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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

May 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Versant Power 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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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

May 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Versant Power 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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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

May 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Versant Power 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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