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Emera Astronomy Center

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

December 2018

Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

One event on December 2, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:30pm

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

Journey back 2,000 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 time frame. 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…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

One event on December 2, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:30pm

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

Journey back 2,000 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 time frame. 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…

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Science Lecture Series: Dr. Kristy Townsend

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Kristy Townsend, Ph.D., presents a lecture titled "Remodeling in Our Brain and Nervous System: Connections to Obesity and Diabetes." Obesity and Diabetes are currently global pandemics. Obesity, and most cases of diabetes, stem from an energy imbalance whereby we take in more calories than we burn. This simple energy equation is actually quite complex at the physiological level, and involves brain communication with organs and tissues such as the gut, adipose (fat tissue), muscle and pancreas. This talk will explore…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

One event on December 2, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 3:30pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:30pm

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

Journey back 2,000 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 time frame. 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…

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January 2019

Expedition Reef

January 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until January 25, 2019

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

Explore the secrets of the "rain forests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems — coral reefs. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25 percent of all marine life on earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction and overfishing. Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

January 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 27, 2019

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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Expedition Reef

January 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until January 25, 2019

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

Explore the secrets of the "rain forests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems — coral reefs. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25 percent of all marine life on earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction and overfishing. Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

January 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 27, 2019

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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Expedition Reef

January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until January 25, 2019

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

Explore the secrets of the "rain forests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems — coral reefs. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25 percent of all marine life on earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction and overfishing. Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 27, 2019

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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Expedition Reef

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until January 25, 2019

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

Explore the secrets of the "rain forests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems — coral reefs. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25 percent of all marine life on earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction and overfishing. Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 27, 2019

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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