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The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium

The Beatles: A Day in the Planetarium features a dazzling display of lights paired with music from the legendary band. Join us for an hour-long magical tour through a selection of their greatest hits. Journey across the universe without having to leave your seat, here at the Emera Astronomy Center!

We Are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of carbon, and the molecules for life. Explore the lives and deaths of stars, including what will happen to our own star the Sun in the future. Narrated by Andy Serkis. Program includes a tour of the night sky as visible here in Maine.

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

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. Based on the popular book series by Mary Pope Osborne.

Ozzy Osbourne: SATOllites

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 of one of heavy metal’s most influential icons.

To Space and Back

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!

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

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 the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the seasons. The program includes a live sky lecture showing where Orion and his companions are located in the Winter Skies.

Pink Floyd – The Wall

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!

Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

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.

Mystery of the Christmas Star

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 King. Regardless of what the star was, the message of Peace on Earth and goodwill to all still rings true today!

The Nutcracker

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet’s family favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at the Waterville Opera House, December 13-15. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true. Make it a weekend to remember by taking advantage of Best Western Plus Waterville’s special discount rate of $79.00 plus tax, for anyone attending the production. Just mention this when making your reservation, and present proof of ticket purchase during your stay. Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Youth/Senior, $70 Family Pack (2 Adult, 2 Youth) Tickets purchased by December 1st can take advantage of an early bird special discount on all ticket prices ($22/$18/$65). C all (207) 873-7000 or visit www.operah...

Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe

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 you voyage through time and space!

Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

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 by building an improvised spaceship to travel around the Earth to learn about seasons, visit Mars and Saturn to learn about ice in the solar system and how planets have similarities and differences which make them unique.