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Emera Astronomy Center

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167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
https://calendar.umaine.edu/venue/emera-astronomy-center/

September 2019

Black Holes

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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.

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Habitat Earth

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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 new heights…

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Explore!

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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, Kepler laws…

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Faster Than Light

September 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Have you ever dreamt 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, Montgolfier brothers, 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 conquering the…

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Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

For thousands of years, mankind 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 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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 planet Earth.…

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Phantom of the Universe

September 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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…

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Faster Than Light

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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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Solar Superstorms

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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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