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Worlds Beyond Earth

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd., Orono, ME, 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 […]

$7.00

Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd., Orono, ME, 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 […]

$7.00

5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI

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

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is creating the most detailed map of our nearby universe. Installed at Kitt Peak in Arizona, DESI's 5000 independently operated robots can measure the light from thousands of galaxies at once. Dive into modern cosmology, and the scientific motivation for building a large map of galaxies. Join us as we […]

$7.00

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd., Orono, ME, 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 […]

$7.00

OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

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

Grammy Award-winning band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery.  Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year. Music programs may contain explicit […]

$9.00

Cosmic Colors

Versant Power Astronomy Center 167 Rangeley Rd., Orono, ME, 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! To purchase tickets, click here. 

$7.00

The Secrets of Gravity

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

Luke is interested in the universe and its secrets. He is fascinated by the stars, the universe, and the laws of nature. One night, he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum where he meets ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. ALBY takes Luke on a […]

$7.00

Rising Star: A South African Astronomy Journey

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

Take an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa, and discover what the future of astronomy holds for the country. Dive into multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy with the many remarkable facilities such as Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, […]

$7.00

Moonbase: The Next Step

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

From the moment mankind first set foot on the Moon in 1969 we have dreamed of making a base there. In the next 10 years humas will return to the Moon with the Artemis missions and develop a sustained, strategic presence near the lunar South Pole. The Moon will become our first ‘staging post’ from […]

$7.00

3-2-1 Liftoff!

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

Elon the hamster loves science and doing experiments, which often fail in practice. One day Elon hears a crash. In his garden, he finds a crater with a damaged robot named 8 of 12 inside. How did it get here? Elon fixes the robot and finds out that he fell from a spaceship. Does Elon have […]

$7.00
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