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Emera Astronomy Center

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

March 2019

Science Lecture Series: Dr. Alex Friess

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Dr. Alex Friess presents "Engineering in Sports." While spectator sports such as the Olympics, the America’s Cup and World Championships celebrate the achievement of world class athletes, their peak performance is often made possible by engineers that design and optimize their equipment and training. This involvement is critical in any sport (one must only think of the advanced swimming suits to reduce drag, or golf balls that fly farther than others), and is particularly noteworthy in sports that utilize sophisticated…

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Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Emera 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 includes…

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Imagine Dragons Experience

March 22 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

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

The "Imagine Dragons Experience" features a mix of music from Smoke+Mirrors, Evolve, Night Visions and Origins set to stunning visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience a wild, auditory ride through one of today's most seminal bands in a new way at 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…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

One event on March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

Emera 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 $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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Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Emera 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 includes…

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Imagine Dragons Experience

March 29 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

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

The "Imagine Dragons Experience" features a mix of music from Smoke+Mirrors, Evolve, Night Visions and Origins set to stunning visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience a wild, auditory ride through one of today's most seminal bands in a new way at 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…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

One event on March 6, 2019 at 10:00am

Emera 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 $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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April 2019

Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Habitat Earth

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small — from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world in "Habitat Earth." Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to…

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Linkin Park Numb

April 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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

"Linkin Park Numb" is an imaginative adaption of music focusing on dazzling visuals and creative expression. Experience this Diamond-awarded band in new, innovative 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, by phone at…

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Life of Trees

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 27, 2019

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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Habitat Earth

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small — from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world in "Habitat Earth." Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to…

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Linkin Park Numb

April 12 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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

"Linkin Park Numb" is an imaginative adaption of music focusing on dazzling visuals and creative expression. Experience this Diamond-awarded band in new, innovative 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, by phone at…

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Life of Trees

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

April 15 @ 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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Science Lecture Series: Dr. Grant Tremblay

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Dr. Grant Tremblay presents "Light from the Void: NASA's Once and Future Great Observatories." The Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory — two of NASA’s Great Observatories — have enabled our farthest reach in the Cosmos. Explore and celebrate three decades of discovery by these great space missions, and take a glimpse into plans for the future of Space Telescopes, including the proposed Lynx X-ray Observatory.  Grant Tremblay is an Astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was…

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Habitat Earth

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small — from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world in "Habitat Earth." Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to…

Find out more »

Linkin Park Numb

April 19 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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

"Linkin Park Numb" is an imaginative adaption of music focusing on dazzling visuals and creative expression. Experience this Diamond-awarded band in new, innovative 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, by phone at…

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Life of Trees

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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…

Find out more »

Habitat Earth

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small — from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world in "Habitat Earth." Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to…

Find out more »

Linkin Park Numb

April 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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

"Linkin Park Numb" is an imaginative adaption of music focusing on dazzling visuals and creative expression. Experience this Diamond-awarded band in new, innovative 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, by phone at…

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May 2019

Phantom of the Universe

May 3 @ 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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Cosmic Colors

May 5 @ 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 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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Phantom of the Universe

May 10 @ 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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Cosmic Colors

May 12 @ 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 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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Phantom of the Universe

May 17 @ 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,…

Find out more »

Cosmic Colors

May 19 @ 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 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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Phantom of the Universe

May 24 @ 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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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 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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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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June 2019

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 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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