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We Are Astronomers

Do you know what an astronomer does? We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. See how technologies such as the Large Hadron Collider, the observatories of Chile and the Hubble Space Telescope work and how they are used by teams around the world in this entertaining planetarium show. This show is narrated by former Dr Who star David Tennant and is a visually stunning tour of contemporary astronomy! The program includes a tour of the night sky visible here in Maine.

We Are Astronomers

Do you know what an astronomer does? We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. See how technologies such as the Large Hadron Collider, the observatories of Chile and the Hubble Space Telescope work and how they are used by teams around the world in this entertaining planetarium show. This show is narrated by former Dr Who star David Tennant and is a visually stunning tour of contemporary astronomy! The program includes a tour of the night sky visible here in Maine.

Mars 1001

An international crew is about to embark on the first interplanetary journey in history, the first manned mission to the surface of Mars! Science reporter Miles O’Brien is reporting while events unfold for the crew on their daring 1001 day long mission. Witness firsthand their brave attempts to put human footprints on Mars and return safely to Earth. This journey will be extending our knowledge of Mars and will be determining whether or not mankind has a future among the stars. Experience the thrill of the grandest mission of exploration ever undertaken – humans going to Mars!

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

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 the sky we see is shared by many people around the world. Children attending the show can interact as they watch, drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the sun to set.

Phantom of the Universe

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.

Cosmic Recipe

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

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty Presented by Bossov Ballet Theatre Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center 89 Western Ave., Hampden, Maine July 26 at 7:00 PM July 27 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM Ticket Prices: (Advance Purchase/At the door rate) $18/20 Adult $15/17 Youth/Senior $50/60 Family pack (two children, two adults) www.mci-school.org/bbt-tickets or call 207-487-4454 ext 113 Experience the fairytale magic of one of the most beautiful and beloved ballets.

Fly Me to the Moon

A space adventure of the third kind… In 1969, three astronauts dared to go where no man had gone before; the Moon. Join Scooter, IQ and Nat – three tweenage flies – who go along on an incredible space adventure and discover the Moon in a new and dramatic way. “Fly Me to the Moon” introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement. A family film, the story is voiced by talents, Kelly Ripa, Christopher Lloyd, Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry and a live action/animation cameo by real-life Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. “Fly Me to the Moon” takes viewers to a place they have never been before. The program includes a tour of the night sky.

Dawn of the Space Age

Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel. Witness their courage, their passion and their perseverance in “Dawn of the Space Age”. The program includes a tour of the night sky.

Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

Experience one of the greatest album’s of all time set to stunning visuals in the planetarium! Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd takes audiences on an immersive journey that leave them “Comfortably Numb” in a wonderful way. Join us for this special planetarium presentation!

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

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 the sky we see is shared by many people around the world. Children attending the show can interact as they watch, drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the sun to set.

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.