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Emera Astronomy Center

207.581.1341|https://astro.umaine.edu/

December 2019

Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fridays in December
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

The Hitchhikers Guide the Universe is and incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos! Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids.Traveling beyond the Milky Way, the journey will continue into intergalactic space exploring our local group of galaxies, the Virgo cluster of galaxies, and to the farthest edge of the Universe. Feel as if you are “jumping off the Earth” as…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sundays in December
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Journey back 2000 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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January 2020

Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 3, 2020 @ 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 3, 2020 @ 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 5, 2020 @ 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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