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Emera Astronomy Center

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

Upcoming Events

June 2018

Black Holes

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2018

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

The attraction of black holes is more than just gravitational. These mysterious graveyards of dead stars have fascinated generations. “Black Holes” explores the history, physics, and mystery of these reality-bending phenomena. Experience the bending of light, the skewing of perception, and the dizzying descent into a black hole. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12. Click here to view the calendar. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at…

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Cosmic Colors

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

From 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, 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 at the…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the earth was the center of the universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the universe. What we have found so far has surpassed…

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The Little Star That Could

June 29 @ 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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Black Holes

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2018

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

The attraction of black holes is more than just gravitational. These mysterious graveyards of dead stars have fascinated generations. “Black Holes” explores the history, physics, and mystery of these reality-bending phenomena. Experience the bending of light, the skewing of perception, and the dizzying descent into a black hole. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12. Click here to view the calendar. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at…

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July 2018

Life of Trees

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

One event on July 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

In "The Life of Trees" a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

July 3 @ 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 the…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

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

A traveling penguin from the South Pole and a funny polar bear from the North pole meet on arctic sea ice.  They become friends observing the night sky together and wondering why night is so long at the poles of the earth. This mystery leads them on a scientific adventure by building an improvised spaceship to travel around the earth to learn about seasons, visit Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets have…

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Cosmic Colors

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

From 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, 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 at the…

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Cosmic Recipe

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

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

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

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Life of Trees

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

One event on July 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

In "The Life of Trees" a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

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Cosmic Recipe

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

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

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

Find out more »

Life of Trees

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

One event on July 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

In "The Life of Trees" a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

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Life of Trees

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

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

One event on July 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

In "The Life of Trees" a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

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Cosmic Recipe

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

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

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

Find out more »

Life of Trees

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

One event on July 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

In "The Life of Trees" a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

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Cosmic Recipe

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

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

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

Find out more »

Life of Trees

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

One event on July 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

In "The Life of Trees" a cheeky ladybug called Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on an adventurous journey of exploration into the wondrous world of trees. Attend the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution to find out how trees live and their importance to the wider environment. On the excursion Delores and Mike zip around a tree, and in doing so, playfully learn its secrets: How do plants get their food from the Sun? How do they…

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