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Emera Astronomy Center

167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

August 2019

Dream to Fly

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

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

Have you ever dreamed 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, the Montgolfier brothers, the 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…

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Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars

August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

"Coldplay: Sky Full of Stars" is an audiovisual experience like no other. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for a show of dazzling lights and spectacle that will take you on a journey back through the band's greatest hits. 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…

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September 2019

Expedition Reef

September 1, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 1, 2019 @ 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 29, 2019

Emera 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 Emera Astronomy Center ticket…

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Incoming!

September 1, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera 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 Emera Astronomy Center ticket…

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Space Aliens: Looking for Life in the Universe

September 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

One of the oldest questions humans have asked since looking at the sky has been if life exists beyond our planet. Follow cosmic clues from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy. What might extremophiles here on Earth tell us about the ability of life to thrive in other locations in our universe?  Learn how new discoveries of exoplanets and water in our own solar system plays into this cosmic quest for other life forms beyond Earth. Find…

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Rihanna: Diamonds

September 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

Take a journey through space with the Grammy Award-winning artist Rihanna. Using dazzling visuals and creative expression, "Rihanna: Diamonds" features this prolific artist in new and innovative ways 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 in those with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. Tickets may…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 8, 2019 @ 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 29, 2019

Emera 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 Emera Astronomy Center ticket…

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Science Lecture Series: Dr. Sam Hess

September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Dr. Sam Hess presents "Super-Resolution Microscopy: Illuminating Biological Functions to Cure Disease." New methods of imaging individual molecules are providing exceptional insight into a variety of diseases. Resolution in microscopes is typically limited by diffraction, but in 2006, three new techniques were invented which could break these limitations allowing imaging of individual florescent molecules. Explore one of these techniques, called FPALM ,developed by Dr. Hess and see how he is using this method to take an unprecedented look at influenza,…

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Space Aliens: Looking for Life in the Universe

September 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

One of the oldest questions humans have asked since looking at the sky has been if life exists beyond our planet. Follow cosmic clues from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy. What might extremophiles here on Earth tell us about the ability of life to thrive in other locations in our universe?  Learn how new discoveries of exoplanets and water in our own solar system plays into this cosmic quest for other life forms beyond Earth. Find…

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Rihanna: Diamonds

September 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

Take a journey through space with the Grammy Award-winning artist Rihanna. Using dazzling visuals and creative expression, "Rihanna: Diamonds" features this prolific artist in new and innovative ways 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 in those with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. Tickets may…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 15, 2019 @ 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 29, 2019

Emera 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 Emera Astronomy Center ticket…

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Space Aliens: Looking for Life in the Universe

September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

One of the oldest questions humans have asked since looking at the sky has been if life exists beyond our planet. Follow cosmic clues from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy. What might extremophiles here on Earth tell us about the ability of life to thrive in other locations in our universe?  Learn how new discoveries of exoplanets and water in our own solar system plays into this cosmic quest for other life forms beyond Earth. Find…

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Rihanna: Diamonds

September 20, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

Take a journey through space with the Grammy Award-winning artist Rihanna. Using dazzling visuals and creative expression, "Rihanna: Diamonds" features this prolific artist in new and innovative ways 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 in those with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. Tickets may…

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Black Holes

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera 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 $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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Habitat Earth

September 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Emera 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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Explore!

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Mars — for centuries it’s been an object of human fascination. Once mysterious, soon this red world may become our new home. This became possible due to daring individuals like Johannes Kepler: fascinated with the world, striving toward discovery and embracing challenges it may bring. It is our duty to continue their work … explore, dream, discover. Take an adventurous journey with humankind, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern space exploration. Experience the fascinating history of astronomy, geocentric and heliocentric models,…

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Faster Than Light

September 21, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 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 based…

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Dream to Fly

September 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Have you ever dreamed 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, the Montgolfier brothers, the 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…

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Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

September 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

For thousands of years, humankind thought that the Earth was the center of the universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the universe. What we have found so far has surpassed…

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Incoming!

September 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 22, 2019 @ 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 29, 2019

Emera 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 Emera Astronomy Center ticket…

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Phantom of the Universe

September 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera 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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Space Aliens: Looking for Life in the Universe

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

One of the oldest questions humans have asked since looking at the sky has been if life exists beyond our planet. Follow cosmic clues from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy. What might extremophiles here on Earth tell us about the ability of life to thrive in other locations in our universe?  Learn how new discoveries of exoplanets and water in our own solar system plays into this cosmic quest for other life forms beyond Earth. Find…

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Rihanna: Diamonds

September 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

Take a journey through space with the Grammy Award-winning artist Rihanna. Using dazzling visuals and creative expression, "Rihanna: Diamonds" features this prolific artist in new and innovative ways 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 in those with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. Tickets may…

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Faster Than Light

September 29, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 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 based…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda

September 29, 2019 @ 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 29, 2019

Emera 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 Emera Astronomy Center ticket…

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Solar Superstorms

September 29, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A fury is building on the surface of the sun — high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Travel into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system:…

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October 2019

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

October 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Spooky Space

October 4, 2019 @ 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 25, 2019

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

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies and ghosts — and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae.  Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for…

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Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway

October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

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

Experience America’s favorite Celtic punk band in "Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway."  Featuring "Rose Tattoo," "I’m Shipping Up to Boston" and many more iconic songs, experience this beloved band through impressive visuals 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 is…

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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

October 6, 2019 @ 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 27, 2019

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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Science Lecture Series: Dr. Scott Randall

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Dr. Scott Randall presents "Black Holes, Exploding Stars, and Clusters of Galaxies: 20 Years of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory." Chandra is one of NASA's four "Great Observatories." Launched in 1999, it continues to provide the sharpest views of the X-ray universe. Chandra's unprecedented observing capabilities have allowed scientific breakthroughs on everything from supermassive black holes and exploding stars to the environments of alien worlds and clusters of galaxies. Join Dr. Randall as he shares research highlights from the past two…

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Spooky Space

October 11, 2019 @ 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 25, 2019

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

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies and ghosts — and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae.  Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for…

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Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway

October 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

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

Experience America’s favorite Celtic punk band in "Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway."  Featuring "Rose Tattoo," "I’m Shipping Up to Boston" and many more iconic songs, experience this beloved band through impressive visuals 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 is…

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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

October 13, 2019 @ 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 27, 2019

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…

Find out more »

Spooky Space

October 18, 2019 @ 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 25, 2019

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

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies and ghosts — and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae.  Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for…

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Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway

October 18, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

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

Experience America’s favorite Celtic punk band in "Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway."  Featuring "Rose Tattoo," "I’m Shipping Up to Boston" and many more iconic songs, experience this beloved band through impressive visuals 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 is…

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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

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…

Find out more »

Spooky Space

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

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

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Would you like to meet the spectacular stars of Halloween? Monsters, zombies and ghosts — and their far more terrible counterparts in space? Oh yes, space has its monsters: black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae.  Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky here at the planetarium. Learn about the celestial origins of Halloween and how it is an astronomical holiday. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for…

Find out more »

Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway

October 25, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

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

Experience America’s favorite Celtic punk band in "Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway."  Featuring "Rose Tattoo," "I’m Shipping Up to Boston" and many more iconic songs, experience this beloved band through impressive visuals 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 is…

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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

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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November 2019

Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted their existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a Ph.D. student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for UMaine students/veterans/senior citizens, and $4 for children under…

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OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

Grammy Award-winning band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out-of-this-world imagery. The "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. 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…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

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

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 through building an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, and visiting Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets…

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Explore!

November 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Mars … For centuries it’s been an object of human fascination. Once mysterious, soon this red world may become our new home. This became possible due to daring individuals like Johannes Kepler: fascinated with the world, striving toward discovery and embracing challenges it may bring. It is our duty to continue their work and explore, dream and discover. Take an adventurous journey with humankind, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern space exploration. Experience the fascinating history of astronomy, geocentric and heliocentric…

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Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted their existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a Ph.D. student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for UMaine students/veterans/senior citizens, and $4 for children under…

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OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

Grammy Award-winning band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out-of-this-world imagery. The "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. 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…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

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

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 through building an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, and visiting Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets…

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Science Lecture Series: Dr. Emanuele Berti

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Emanuele Berti presents "A New Dawn: Gravitational-Wave Observations from Earth and in Space." The observation of gravitational waves by the LIGO/Virgo marked the dawn of a new era in astronomy. The planned space-based detector LISA will further this vision by opening a new observational window into our universe. The gravitational radiation emitted by objects encodes important information about their formation mechanism. Explore how Earth- and space-based detectors will advance our understanding of the formation and evolution of numerous astronomical objects.…

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Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted their existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a Ph.D. student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for UMaine students/veterans/senior citizens, and $4 for children under…

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OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

Grammy Award-winning band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out-of-this-world imagery. The "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. 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…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

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

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 through building an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, and visiting Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets…

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Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted their existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a Ph.D. student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for UMaine students/veterans/senior citizens, and $4 for children under…

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OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

Grammy Award-winning band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out-of-this-world imagery. The "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. 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…

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Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night

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

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 through building an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, and visiting Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets…

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Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted their existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a Ph.D. student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for UMaine students/veterans/senior citizens, and $4 for children under…

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OneRepublic: Future Looks Good

November 29, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

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

Grammy Award-winning band OneRepublic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out-of-this-world imagery. The "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. 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…

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December 2019

Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

Journey back 2,000 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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Let It Snow

December 1, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

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

"Let it Snow" features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, including a stunning multimedia finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $8 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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 animation accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse. 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 sky, forever…

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" is an incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos! Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids. We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

Journey back 2,000 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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Let It Snow

December 8, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

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

"Let it Snow" features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, including a stunning multimedia finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $8 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may…

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" is an incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos! Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids. We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

Journey back 2,000 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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Let It Snow

December 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

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

"Let it Snow" features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, including a stunning multimedia finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $8 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may…

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Guided Meditation Program at the Emera Astronomy Center

December 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on December 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

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

Enjoy a guided meditation experience at Emera Astronomy Center's planetarium. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Come de-stress from finals and the semester at the planetarium in…

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Guided Meditation Program at the Emera Astronomy Center

December 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on December 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

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

Enjoy a guided meditation experience at Emera Astronomy Center's planetarium. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Come de-stress from finals and the semester at the planetarium in…

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Guided Meditation Program at the Emera Astronomy Center

December 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on December 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

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

Enjoy a guided meditation experience at Emera Astronomy Center's planetarium. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Come de-stress from finals and the semester at the planetarium in…

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Guided Meditation Program at the Emera Astronomy Center

December 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
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One event on December 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

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

Enjoy a guided meditation experience at Emera Astronomy Center's planetarium. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Come de-stress from finals and the semester at the planetarium in…

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Guided Meditation Program at the Emera Astronomy Center

December 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

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

Enjoy a guided meditation experience at Emera Astronomy Center's planetarium. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Come de-stress from finals and the semester at the planetarium in…

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Guided Meditation Program at the Emera Astronomy Center

December 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on December 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

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

Enjoy a guided meditation experience at Emera Astronomy Center's planetarium. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Come de-stress from finals and the semester at the planetarium in…

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Guided Meditation Program at the Emera Astronomy Center

December 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
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One event on December 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2019 at 8:30 am

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

Enjoy a guided meditation experience at Emera Astronomy Center's planetarium. View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation. Come de-stress from finals and the semester at the planetarium in…

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" is an incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos! Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids. We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to…

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January 2020

Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

An immersive full-dome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for…

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The Wall — Pink Floyd

January 3 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

Pink Floyd’s progressive eighth album is put to stunning visuals that will send you to the moon. The album remained on Billboard charts for an amazing 741 weeks, longer than any other record in history. Experience “The Wall” like never before. The character Pink is the world-weary focus of this concept album as he slowly isolates himself from society, represented by the metaphorical “Wall” of the album title. Rock out with this all-time classic album. Tickets are $8 for general…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 26, 2020

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

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 animation accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse. 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 sky, forever…

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Expedition Reef

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 more than 25% 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 1% of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and fragile…

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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

An immersive full-dome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for…

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The Wall — Pink Floyd

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

An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

Pink Floyd’s progressive eighth album is put to stunning visuals that will send you to the moon. The album remained on Billboard charts for an amazing 741 weeks, longer than any other record in history. Experience “The Wall” like never before. The character Pink is the world-weary focus of this concept album as he slowly isolates himself from society, represented by the metaphorical “Wall” of the album title. Rock out with this all-time classic album. Tickets are $8 for general…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 26, 2020

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

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 animation accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse. 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 sky, forever…

Find out more »

Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

An immersive full-dome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for…

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The Wall — Pink Floyd

January 17 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

Pink Floyd’s progressive eighth album is put to stunning visuals that will send you to the moon. The album remained on Billboard charts for an amazing 741 weeks, longer than any other record in history. Experience “The Wall” like never before. The character Pink is the world-weary focus of this concept album as he slowly isolates himself from society, represented by the metaphorical “Wall” of the album title. Rock out with this all-time classic album. Tickets are $8 for general…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 26, 2020

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

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 animation accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse. 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 sky, forever…

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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

An immersive full-dome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for…

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The Wall — Pink Floyd

January 24 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

Pink Floyd’s progressive eighth album is put to stunning visuals that will send you to the moon. The album remained on Billboard charts for an amazing 741 weeks, longer than any other record in history. Experience “The Wall” like never before. The character Pink is the world-weary focus of this concept album as he slowly isolates himself from society, represented by the metaphorical “Wall” of the album title. Rock out with this all-time classic album. Tickets are $8 for general…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

January 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 January 26, 2020

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

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 animation accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse. 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 sky, forever…

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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

An immersive full-dome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena. Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for adults, $5 for…

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The Wall — Pink Floyd

January 31 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31, 2020

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

Pink Floyd’s progressive eighth album is put to stunning visuals that will send you to the moon. The album remained on Billboard charts for an amazing 741 weeks, longer than any other record in history. Experience “The Wall” like never before. The character Pink is the world-weary focus of this concept album as he slowly isolates himself from society, represented by the metaphorical “Wall” of the album title. Rock out with this all-time classic album. Tickets are $8 for general…

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February 2020

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 23, 2020

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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Lucia: The Secret of Shooting Stars

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 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 “stones of light” intrigue them all. Searching for answers, they board for the moon, then the asteroid belt, and finally land on a comet…

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To Space and Back

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

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

Space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. It is helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it is reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live. "To Space and Back" takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through…

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Ozzy Osbourne: SATOllites

February 7 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

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

For almost 50 years, Ozzy Osbourne has been at the forefront of hard rock and heavy metal. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for Ozzy Osbourne: SATOllites, where you will travel through the astral plane to the music of this heavy metal icon. From his first breakthrough solo albums featuring the classical riffing of Randy Rhoads, through the Jake E. Lee years and Zakk Wylde’s headbanging harmonics, metal heads and hard rock enthusiasts won’t want to miss this celebration…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 23, 2020

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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To Space and Back

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

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

Space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. It is helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it is reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live. "To Space and Back" takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through…

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Ozzy Osbourne: SATOllites

February 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

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

For almost 50 years, Ozzy Osbourne has been at the forefront of hard rock and heavy metal. Join us at the Emera Astronomy Center for Ozzy Osbourne: SATOllites, where you will travel through the astral plane to the music of this heavy metal icon. From his first breakthrough solo albums featuring the classical riffing of Randy Rhoads, through the Jake E. Lee years and Zakk Wylde’s headbanging harmonics, metal heads and hard rock enthusiasts won’t want to miss this celebration…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 23, 2020

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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Magic Tree House: Space Mission

February 18 @ 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 Tree House" 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…

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