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Emera Astronomy Center

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

May 2019

Cosmic Colors

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 2019

One event on June 4, 2019 at 10:00am

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

From the 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 and 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…

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Phantom of the Universe

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

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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Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience

May 31 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

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

"Led Zeppelin: The Planetarium Experience" is an imaginative journey through our night sky using artistic style and impressive visuals. Experience the progenitors of heavy metal in new ways 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 may be purchased online,…

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June 2019

Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

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 Colors

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 2019

One event on June 4, 2019 at 10:00am

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

From the 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 and 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…

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Incoming!

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

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 planet Earth.…

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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Incoming!

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

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 planet Earth.…

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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The Little Star That Could

June 21 @ 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…

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Incoming!

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

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 planet Earth.…

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

June 24 @ 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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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

June 28 @ 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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Incoming!

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

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 planet Earth.…

Find out more »

Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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July 2019

Dawn of the Space Age

July 5 @ 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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Fly Me to the Moon

July 7 @ 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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Fly Me to the Moon

July 12 @ 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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Dawn of the Space Age

July 12 @ 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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Fly Me to the Moon

July 14 @ 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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Dream to Fly

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Dawn of the Space Age

July 19 @ 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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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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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.…

Find out more »

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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August 2019

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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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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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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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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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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