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Versant Power Astronomy Center

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

May 2022

Legends of the Northern Sky

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 27, 2022

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

For thousands of years, humanity has gazed up at the stars in wonder, searching for truth, understanding and insight. Embark on a journey with the Indigenous peoples of the western plains of Canada and share in their wisdom conveyed by the stars. Alongside Ocek, the fisher, and his band of animal friends, audiences take an expedition south to retrieve summer and return it to the frozen north. Learn how the giant bear Mista Maskwa, was finally tamed by a brave…

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

May 29 @ 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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Elton John: Crocodile Rockin’ Under the Dome!

May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

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

The stellar sounds of Sir Elton John are now here at the planetarium. Come join Versant Power Astronomy Center and listen to some of Elton's greatest hits, like Crocodile Rock, Rocket Man, I'm still Standing, and more. Each song has its own custom visuals/music videos made to be played in our dome, so come rock out with us. 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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June 2022

Phantom of the Universe

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 24, 2022

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 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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

June 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 June 26, 2022

Versant Power 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 $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 purchased online,…

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Rush: Moving Pictures in a Planetarium

June 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 June 26, 2022

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

Rush: Moving Pictures in a Planetarium features a selection of Rush’s biggest hits and spaciest songs set to stupendous planetarium visuals. What are you waiting for? Come join today’s Tom Sawyer and get into The Spirit of the Radio as we listen to the Mystic Rhythms and sail headlong into Cygnus X-I. 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…

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Phantom of the Universe

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 24, 2022

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 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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

June 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 June 26, 2022

Versant Power 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 $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 purchased online,…

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Rush: Moving Pictures in a Planetarium

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 26, 2022

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

Rush: Moving Pictures in a Planetarium features a selection of Rush’s biggest hits and spaciest songs set to stupendous planetarium visuals. What are you waiting for? Come join today’s Tom Sawyer and get into The Spirit of the Radio as we listen to the Mystic Rhythms and sail headlong into Cygnus X-I. 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…

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Phantom of the Universe

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 24, 2022

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 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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 26, 2022

Versant Power 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 $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 purchased online,…

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Rush: Moving Pictures in a Planetarium

June 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 June 26, 2022

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

Rush: Moving Pictures in a Planetarium features a selection of Rush’s biggest hits and spaciest songs set to stupendous planetarium visuals. What are you waiting for? Come join today’s Tom Sawyer and get into The Spirit of the Radio as we listen to the Mystic Rhythms and sail headlong into Cygnus X-I. 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…

Find out more »

Phantom of the Universe

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 24, 2022

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 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,…

Find out more »

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 26, 2022

Versant Power 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 $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 purchased online,…

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Rush: Moving Pictures in a Planetarium

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 26, 2022

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

Rush: Moving Pictures in a Planetarium features a selection of Rush’s biggest hits and spaciest songs set to stupendous planetarium visuals. What are you waiting for? Come join today’s Tom Sawyer and get into The Spirit of the Radio as we listen to the Mystic Rhythms and sail headlong into Cygnus X-I. 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…

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July 2022

Explore!

July 1 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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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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…

Find out more »

3-2-1 Liftoff!

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Explore!

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

3-2-1 Liftoff!

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Explore!

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

3-2-1 Liftoff!

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

Explore!

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

3-2-1 Liftoff!

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

July 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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