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Emera Astronomy Center

167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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October 2017

Mysteries of the Unseen World

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 27, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible. What it would be like if we had x-ray vision, or infrared vision like a mosquito, how a bee’s eyes see through ultraviolet light? Peer into the world of wonders too small for the human eye to see — from the minute structures on a butterfly’s wing and the tiny organisms that…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 29, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster — and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. 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 Emera Astronomy Center ticket box office prior…

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Mysteries of the Unseen World

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 27, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible. What it would be like if we had x-ray vision, or infrared vision like a mosquito, how a bee’s eyes see through ultraviolet light? Peer into the world of wonders too small for the human eye to see — from the minute structures on a butterfly’s wing and the tiny organisms that…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 29, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster — and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. 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 Emera Astronomy Center ticket box office prior…

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November 2017

Phantom of the Universe

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 24, 2017

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

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Cosmic Journey

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 26, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in space. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you will travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. 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…

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Phantom of the Universe

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 24, 2017

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

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Cosmic Journey

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 26, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in space. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you will travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. 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…

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Phantom of the Universe

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 24, 2017

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

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Cosmic Journey

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 26, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in space. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you will travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. 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…

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Phantom of the Universe

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 24, 2017

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

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, the…

Find out more »

Cosmic Journey

November 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 26, 2017

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

Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in space. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you will travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. 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…

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December 2017

Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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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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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

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

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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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

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

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

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

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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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

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

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

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

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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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

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

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2017

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

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…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

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

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Orion comes to life in a fun-filled, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. We learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the…

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