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December 2022

Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 23, 2022

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

Through impressive immersive scenarios, "Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time" illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicas used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people.  The program…

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Meditations on Perihelion

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Versant Power Astronomy Center and Jordan Planetarium will present “Meditations on Perihelion”, a live performance of original electronic music and immersive visuals on the planetarium’s dome screen. The “Meditations” are a multi-sensory experience that invites audience members to contemplate and reflect on the dark quietude of the Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the year and the moment when the Earth is closest to the Sun. For some in the audience it can be a meditation,…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 11 @ 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 18, 2022

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

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. We’ll explore scientific explanations for celestial objects that could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn…

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Let it Snow: A Holiday Music Journey

December 11 @ 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 18, 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 18, 2022

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 and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $9 for general admission. 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…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Earth, Moon, and Sun is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Tickets for planetarium programs…

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Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 23, 2022

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

Through impressive immersive scenarios, "Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time" illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicas used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people.  The program…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 18 @ 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 18, 2022

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

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. We’ll explore scientific explanations for celestial objects that could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn…

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Let it Snow: A Holiday Music Journey

December 18 @ 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 18, 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 18, 2022

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 and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $9 for general admission. 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…

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Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

December 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 23, 2022

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

Through impressive immersive scenarios, "Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time" illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicas used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people.  The program…

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January 2023

Worlds of Ice

January 6, 2023 @ 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 27, 2023

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

Journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, traveling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole. Experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo, be dazzled by the icy wonderland of the arctic, and explores the relationship between humans and ice in science, culture and artistic expression. "Worlds of Ice" also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

January 8, 2023 @ 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 29, 2023

Versant Power 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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ELO: Ticket to the Moon

January 8, 2023 @ 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 29, 2023

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

Join Versant Power Astronomy Center in the dome with a myriad of lights and visual effects as we journey into and through space with the Electric Light Orchestra. Featuring songs such as "Mr. Blue Sky", "Livin’ Thing", "Starlight" and more. You will be transported to a higher dimension with this rock supergroup. 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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From Dream to Discovery

January 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Worlds of Ice

January 13, 2023 @ 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 27, 2023

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

Journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, traveling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole. Experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo, be dazzled by the icy wonderland of the arctic, and explores the relationship between humans and ice in science, culture and artistic expression. "Worlds of Ice" also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

January 15, 2023 @ 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 29, 2023

Versant Power 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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ELO: Ticket to the Moon

January 15, 2023 @ 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 29, 2023

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

Join Versant Power Astronomy Center in the dome with a myriad of lights and visual effects as we journey into and through space with the Electric Light Orchestra. Featuring songs such as "Mr. Blue Sky", "Livin’ Thing", "Starlight" and more. You will be transported to a higher dimension with this rock supergroup. 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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Worlds of Ice

January 20, 2023 @ 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 27, 2023

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

Journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, traveling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole. Experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo, be dazzled by the icy wonderland of the arctic, and explores the relationship between humans and ice in science, culture and artistic expression. "Worlds of Ice" also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

January 22, 2023 @ 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 29, 2023

Versant Power 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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ELO: Ticket to the Moon

January 22, 2023 @ 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 29, 2023

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

Join Versant Power Astronomy Center in the dome with a myriad of lights and visual effects as we journey into and through space with the Electric Light Orchestra. Featuring songs such as "Mr. Blue Sky", "Livin’ Thing", "Starlight" and more. You will be transported to a higher dimension with this rock supergroup. 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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Worlds of Ice

January 27, 2023 @ 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 27, 2023

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

Journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, traveling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole. Experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo, be dazzled by the icy wonderland of the arctic, and explores the relationship between humans and ice in science, culture and artistic expression. "Worlds of Ice" also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

January 29, 2023 @ 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 29, 2023

Versant Power 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…

Find out more »

ELO: Ticket to the Moon

January 29, 2023 @ 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 29, 2023

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

Join Versant Power Astronomy Center in the dome with a myriad of lights and visual effects as we journey into and through space with the Electric Light Orchestra. Featuring songs such as "Mr. Blue Sky", "Livin’ Thing", "Starlight" and more. You will be transported to a higher dimension with this rock supergroup. 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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February 2023

Forward to the Moon

February 3, 2023 @ 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 24, 2023

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

Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica Meir from Caribou, Maine has been selected as one of the Artemis Mission astronauts and might be the first Mainer on the…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

February 5, 2023 @ 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 26, 2023

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……

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Foo Fighters in February

February 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$9

Foo Fighters in February lines up the Foo Fighters' greatest and most spacey hits such as Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, The Sky is a Neighborhood, and so many more set to the extravagant astronomical visuals that you can only find here, at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. 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…

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Forward to the Moon

February 10, 2023 @ 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 24, 2023

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

Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica Meir from Caribou, Maine has been selected as one of the Artemis Mission astronauts and might be the first Mainer on the…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

February 12, 2023 @ 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 26, 2023

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……

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Foo Fighters in February

February 12, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$9

Foo Fighters in February lines up the Foo Fighters' greatest and most spacey hits such as Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, The Sky is a Neighborhood, and so many more set to the extravagant astronomical visuals that you can only find here, at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. 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…

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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

February 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power 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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Forward to the Moon

February 17, 2023 @ 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 24, 2023

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

Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica Meir from Caribou, Maine has been selected as one of the Artemis Mission astronauts and might be the first Mainer on the…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

February 19, 2023 @ 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 26, 2023

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……

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Foo Fighters in February

February 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$9

Foo Fighters in February lines up the Foo Fighters' greatest and most spacey hits such as Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, The Sky is a Neighborhood, and so many more set to the extravagant astronomical visuals that you can only find here, at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. 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…

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Forward to the Moon

February 24, 2023 @ 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 24, 2023

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

Forward to the Moon engages audiences in NASA efforts to send both humans and robots to the Moon and Mars. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman on the surface of the Moon. Jessica Meir from Caribou, Maine has been selected as one of the Artemis Mission astronauts and might be the first Mainer on the…

Find out more »

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

February 26, 2023 @ 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 26, 2023

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 »

Foo Fighters in February

February 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$9

Foo Fighters in February lines up the Foo Fighters' greatest and most spacey hits such as Everlong, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, The Sky is a Neighborhood, and so many more set to the extravagant astronomical visuals that you can only find here, at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. 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…

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March 2023

Worlds Beyond Earth

March 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2023

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

Take an exhilarating journey to the worlds that orbit our Sun and the unique conditions that make life on our planet Earth possible. Celebrate the extraordinary Age of Exploration carried out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 5, 2023 @ 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 26, 2023

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…

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Worlds Beyond Earth

March 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2023

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

Take an exhilarating journey to the worlds that orbit our Sun and the unique conditions that make life on our planet Earth possible. Celebrate the extraordinary Age of Exploration carried out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 12, 2023 @ 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 26, 2023

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…

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

March 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Worlds Beyond Earth

March 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2023

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

Take an exhilarating journey to the worlds that orbit our Sun and the unique conditions that make life on our planet Earth possible. Celebrate the extraordinary Age of Exploration carried out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

Find out more »

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 19, 2023 @ 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 26, 2023

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…

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Worlds Beyond Earth

March 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2023

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

Take an exhilarating journey to the worlds that orbit our Sun and the unique conditions that make life on our planet Earth possible. Celebrate the extraordinary Age of Exploration carried out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 26, 2023 @ 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 26, 2023

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…

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Worlds Beyond Earth

March 31, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2023

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

Take an exhilarating journey to the worlds that orbit our Sun and the unique conditions that make life on our planet Earth possible. Celebrate the extraordinary Age of Exploration carried out by robotic explorers, over the past 50 years with imagery from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions.  Audiences will go on an epic adventure across the solar system, from our Moon, Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, to Jupiter and Saturn.  Produced…

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April 2023

Living Worlds

April 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 11, 2023 at 10:00 am

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

Earth is a planet shaped by life. From the forests that help stabilize our climate, to the winds carrying life-sustaining water and oxygen to far-flung parts of the globe, the fingerprints of life are visible even from many light years away. Journey through space and time to examine life as an essential quality of our home planet Earth. Explore the co-evolution of life and the ways it has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years. See how light…

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