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Emera Astronomy Center

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January 2020

Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fridays in January
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

An immersive fulldome 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.

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Pink Floyd – The Wall

January 24 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fridays in January
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

Pink Floyd’s progressive 8th album is put to stunning visuals in the planetariums! 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!

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sundays in January
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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, animated accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we 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…

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February 2020

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sundays in February
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book and a cardboard rocket. Audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, explore the Moon, and discover the secrets of each of the planets. Program includes a tour of the night sky as viewed here in Maine!

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To Space and Back

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fridays in February
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives and influencing the way we live. Take an incredible journey to see how human ingenuity and incredible engineering creates the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What is happening above is coming back down to Earth!

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Ozzy Osbourne: SATOllites

February 7 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fridays in February
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

For almost fifty 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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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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. Program includes a tour of the night sky!

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Lucia: Secret of Shooting Stars

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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 nucleus.…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Earth, Moon, & 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 fun program!

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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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