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Emera Astronomy Center

167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

January 2019

Expedition Reef

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until January 25, 2019

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

Explore the secrets of the "rainforests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems — coral reefs. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce and support over 25 percent of all marine life on earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction and overfishing. Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

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

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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February 2019

Faster Than Light

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon … is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future…

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Earth, Moon and Sun

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

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

"Earth, Moon and Sun" is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Tickets for planetarium programs are…

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Cosmic Recipe

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The famous astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Though that may sound crazy, Sagan was onto something big. Want to know what? Pull up a chair at the planetarium’s Periodic Table and learn the cosmic recipes that created everything in our world — even us.  Discover how the Big Bang cooked up everyday elements such as the calcium in our teeth, the silicon in our smart…

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Earth, Moon and Sun

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

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

"Earth, Moon and Sun" is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Tickets for planetarium programs are…

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Earth, Moon and Sun

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

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

"Earth, Moon and Sun" is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Tickets for planetarium programs are…

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Science Lecture Series: Dr. Lauren Ross

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

Dr. Lauren Ross presents "Harnessing the power of the ocean currents." How can we use currents to generate sustainable energy? What are the environmental impacts of doing so? Explore how tidal turbines can optimize energy extraction and understand how coastal environmental conditions are affected by the long-term implementation of tidal turbines. Learn how this research consider both the optimization of tidal turbine arrays and their impact on the environment which can be applied to tidal estuaries in Maine and the…

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Earth, Moon and Sun

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

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

"Earth, Moon and Sun" is a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. This program beautifully illustrates basic concepts like moon phases and seasons. Based on the trickster of Native American lore, Coyote is constantly corrected in his misunderstandings of how things work. A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy. Tickets for planetarium programs are…

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March 2019

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 3 @ 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

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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 10 @ 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

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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 17 @ 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

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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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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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

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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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

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

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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