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Emera Astronomy Center

167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

June 2019

The Little Star That Could

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

It’s hard to be a little star in a big universe. Join a medium-sized yellow star as he makes his way through space. In his travels, he meets many different types of stars and learns about some of the other things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has planets that depend on him for warmth and light. Along…

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Incoming!

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

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

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Real-time data from current NASA missions help audiences explore the past, present and future of our solar system. Take a journey through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Discover what these impacts from above can teach us — and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach…

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Killer Queen

June 21 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

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

The legendary music of Queen transcends time and space. Paired with sensational visuals, "Killer Queen" will absolutely rock you right out of your seat. Experience the acclaimed band and its astrophysicist lead guitarist 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…

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

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

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Join Raj and Sooki on a totally ex-CELL-ent immersive journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

June 24 @ 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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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A traveling penguin from the South Pole and a funny polar bear from the North Pole meet on Arctic sea ice. They become friends observing the night sky together and wondering why night is so long at the poles of the Earth. This mystery leads them on a scientific adventure as they build an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, and visit Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how…

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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Incoming!

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

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

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Real-time data from current NASA missions help audiences explore the past, present and future of our solar system. Take a journey through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Discover what these impacts from above can teach us — and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach…

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Killer Queen

June 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

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

The legendary music of Queen transcends time and space. Paired with sensational visuals, "Killer Queen" will absolutely rock you right out of your seat. Experience the acclaimed band and its astrophysicist lead guitarist 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…

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

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

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Join Raj and Sooki on a totally ex-CELL-ent immersive journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an…

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July 2019

Dawn of the Space Age

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

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

Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel.…

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2019

One event on July 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

A space adventure of the third kind ... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat — three tweenage flies — who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement. A family film, the story…

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2019

One event on July 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

A space adventure of the third kind ... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat — three tweenage flies — who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement. A family film, the story…

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

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

Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel.…

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2019

One event on July 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

A space adventure of the third kind ... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat — three tweenage flies — who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement. A family film, the story…

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Dream to Fly

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird?  Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

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

Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel.…

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Moon, Mars, and Maine! (Session 1)

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$10

The historic first human steps on the Moon took place 50 years ago, and today we dream of travel to Mars and beyond. This event is a celebration of human space exploration featuring the Emera Astronomy Center, the College of Engineering’s HIAD and Lunar Habitat Modules, and activities from the Challenger Learning Center of Maine and Bangor Public Library. The day includes lunch with keynote speaker and UMaine alumnus George Nelson, director of the International Space Station Technology and Science Research Office…

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Moon, Mars, and Maine! (Session 2)

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$10

The historic first human steps on the Moon took place 50 years ago, and today we dream of travel to Mars and beyond. This event is a celebration of human space exploration featuring the Emera Astronomy Center, the College of Engineering’s HIAD and Lunar Habitat Modules, and activities from the Challenger Learning Center of Maine and Bangor Public Library. The day includes lunch with keynote speaker and UMaine alumnus George Nelson, director of the International Space Station Technology and Science Research Office…

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Fly Me to the Moon

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

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2019

One event on July 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

A space adventure of the third kind ... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat — three tweenage flies — who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement. A family film, the story…

Find out more »

Dawn of the Space Age

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

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

Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel.…

Find out more »

Fly Me to the Moon

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 28, 2019

One event on July 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

A space adventure of the third kind ... In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat — three tweenage flies — who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the moon in a new and dramatic way. "Fly Me to the Moon" introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement. A family film, the story…

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August 2019

Dream to Fly

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Dream to Fly

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Dream to Fly

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Dream to Fly

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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Dream to Fly

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. "Dream to Fly" explores the history of flight and its most important milestones on our route to conquering the…

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