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Versant Power Astronomy Center

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167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

September 2021

From Dream to Discovery

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Join NASA’s engineers as they design, test, and launch today’s hottest missions into space. Witness the enormity of the new James Webb Space Telescope, the intensity of Goddard Space Flight Center’s testing facilities, and the excitement of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. From blueprint to blastoff, experience how robotic space flight is pushing the frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and…

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Phantom of the Universe

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Versant Power 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…

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Habitat Earth

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Versant Power 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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Astronaut

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject "Chad," our…

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Black Holes

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Versant Power 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 $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under 12. Click here to view the calendar. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone…

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The Sun — Our Living Star

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Versant Power Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

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

"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 Versant Power Astronomy Center…

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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

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

The album "Wish You Were Here," is Pink Floyd's second themed work featuring classic songs such as "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" with its nine-part opus, "Have a Cigar," "Welcome to the Machine," and the title track, "Wish You Were Here." It has been consistently ranked as being among the best albums of all time by a variety of sources. Check out this incredible work set to stunning psychedelic full-dome visuals. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may…

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October 2021

Climate Change in Our Backyard

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

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

As humans develop a much larger picture about our Earth as a whole, we are beginning to see it as a complex, interconnected, remarkable world, and one that people have impacted directly. Explore the role of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the natural temperature variations that the Earth has experienced over millions of years, and how humans are affecting our planet today. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

Vampires, witches, goblins, and other spooky creatures. What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more … Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday. Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats. See how Samhain and All Saints Day would eventually…

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The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

"The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium" features a dazzling display of lights paired with music from the legendary band. Join us for an hour-long magical tour through a selection of their greatest hits, including songs like A Hard Day's Night, Come Together, A Day in the Life, Yellow Submarine, and more. Journey across the universe without having to leave your seat, here at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit…

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Climate Change in Our Backyard

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

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

As humans develop a much larger picture about our Earth as a whole, we are beginning to see it as a complex, interconnected, remarkable world, and one that people have impacted directly. Explore the role of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the natural temperature variations that the Earth has experienced over millions of years, and how humans are affecting our planet today. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

Vampires, witches, goblins, and other spooky creatures. What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more … Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday. Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats. See how Samhain and All Saints Day would eventually…

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The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

"The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium" features a dazzling display of lights paired with music from the legendary band. Join us for an hour-long magical tour through a selection of their greatest hits, including songs like A Hard Day's Night, Come Together, A Day in the Life, Yellow Submarine, and more. Journey across the universe without having to leave your seat, here at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit…

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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Versant Power 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…

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Climate Change in Our Backyard

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

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

As humans develop a much larger picture about our Earth as a whole, we are beginning to see it as a complex, interconnected, remarkable world, and one that people have impacted directly. Explore the role of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the natural temperature variations that the Earth has experienced over millions of years, and how humans are affecting our planet today. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

Vampires, witches, goblins, and other spooky creatures. What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more … Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday. Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats. See how Samhain and All Saints Day would eventually…

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The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

"The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium" features a dazzling display of lights paired with music from the legendary band. Join us for an hour-long magical tour through a selection of their greatest hits, including songs like A Hard Day's Night, Come Together, A Day in the Life, Yellow Submarine, and more. Journey across the universe without having to leave your seat, here at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit…

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Climate Change in Our Backyard

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

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

As humans develop a much larger picture about our Earth as a whole, we are beginning to see it as a complex, interconnected, remarkable world, and one that people have impacted directly. Explore the role of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the natural temperature variations that the Earth has experienced over millions of years, and how humans are affecting our planet today. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

Vampires, witches, goblins, and other spooky creatures. What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more … Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday. Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats. See how Samhain and All Saints Day would eventually…

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The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

"The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium" features a dazzling display of lights paired with music from the legendary band. Join us for an hour-long magical tour through a selection of their greatest hits, including songs like A Hard Day's Night, Come Together, A Day in the Life, Yellow Submarine, and more. Journey across the universe without having to leave your seat, here at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit…

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Climate Change in Our Backyard

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

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

As humans develop a much larger picture about our Earth as a whole, we are beginning to see it as a complex, interconnected, remarkable world, and one that people have impacted directly. Explore the role of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, the natural temperature variations that the Earth has experienced over millions of years, and how humans are affecting our planet today. Tickets for planetarium programs are $7 for Adults, $6 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $5 for children under…

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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

Vampires, witches, goblins, and other spooky creatures. What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more … Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday. Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats. See how Samhain and All Saints Day would eventually…

Find out more »

The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

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

"The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium" features a dazzling display of lights paired with music from the legendary band. Join us for an hour-long magical tour through a selection of their greatest hits, including songs like A Hard Day's Night, Come Together, A Day in the Life, Yellow Submarine, and more. Journey across the universe without having to leave your seat, here at the Versant Power Astronomy Center. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit…

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