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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/

August 2018

In My Backyard

August 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Sundays in August
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

With song and colorful animation, it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s songwriter, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and space…

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Mars 1001

August 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Fridays in August
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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…

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September 2018

Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

September 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Sundays in September
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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 and go on an adventure 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.

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Fridays in September
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. This is the story of cells that form our bodies and make us who we are. Experience cells in this immersive planetarium journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems. Find out how cool cells really are and their origins in the stars!

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Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

September 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Sundays in September
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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 and go on an adventure 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.

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

September 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Fridays in September
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. This is the story of cells that form our bodies and make us who we are. Experience cells in this immersive planetarium journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems. Find out how cool cells really are and their origins in the stars!

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Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Sundays in September
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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 and go on an adventure 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.

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Fridays in September
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. This is the story of cells that form our bodies and make us who we are. Experience cells in this immersive planetarium journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems. Find out how cool cells really are and their origins in the stars!

Find out more »

Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Sundays in September
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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 and go on an adventure 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.

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Fridays in September
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. This is the story of cells that form our bodies and make us who we are. Experience cells in this immersive planetarium journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems. Find out how cool cells really are and their origins in the stars!

Find out more »

Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

September 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Sundays in September
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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 and go on an adventure 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.

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October 2018

Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures! What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more… Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats! See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled story of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Brought to life by animated narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Perseus on his quest to become a hero and slay Medusa. We learn how the constellations of the fall season were placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the…

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Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures! What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more… Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats! See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda

October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled story of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Brought to life by animated narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Perseus on his quest to become a hero and slay Medusa. We learn how the constellations of the fall season were placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the…

Find out more »

Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures! What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more… Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats! See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda

October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled story of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Brought to life by animated narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Perseus on his quest to become a hero and slay Medusa. We learn how the constellations of the fall season were placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the…

Find out more »

Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures! What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more… Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” From Celtic roots around the harvest and bonfires to modern celebrations, see why the night is celebrated as one of spirits from beyond and sweet treats! See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled story of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Brought to life by animated narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse as we follow Perseus on his quest to become a hero and slay Medusa. We learn how the constellations of the fall season were placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the…

Find out more »

November 2018

Solar Superstorms

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 30, 2018

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 super hot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar…

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Fly Me To The Moon

November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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…

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Solar Superstorms

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 30, 2018

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 super hot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar…

Find out more »

Fly Me To The Moon

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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…

Find out more »

Solar Superstorms

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 30, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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 super hot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar…

Find out more »

Fly Me To The Moon

November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

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…

Find out more »

Solar Superstorms

November 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 30, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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 super hot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar…

Find out more »

Fly Me To The Moon

November 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 25, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

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…

Find out more »

Solar Superstorms

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 30, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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 super hot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar…

Find out more »

December 2018

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

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. Join 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…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2018

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 Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. 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. Regardless of what the star was, the message…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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. Join 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…

Find out more »

Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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 Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. 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. Regardless of what the star was, the message…

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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. Join 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…

Find out more »

Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2018

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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 Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. 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. Regardless of what the star was, the message…

Find out more »

February 2019

Faster than Light

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

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 is over the horizon is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons as astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra‐high speeds, which might provide ways to travel to new worlds. The program includes a tour of the…

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Earth, Moon, and Sun

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Explore lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. 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 family program.

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Faster than Light

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what is over the horizon is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons as astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra‐high speeds, which might provide ways to travel to new worlds. The program includes a tour of the…

Find out more »

Earth, Moon, and Sun

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Explore lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. 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 family program.

Find out more »

Faster than Light

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what is over the horizon is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons as astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra‐high speeds, which might provide ways to travel to new worlds. The program includes a tour of the…

Find out more »

Earth, Moon, and Sun

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Explore lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. 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 family program.

Find out more »

Faster than Light

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what is over the horizon is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons as astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? Take a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra‐high speeds, which might provide ways to travel to new worlds. The program includes a tour of the…

Find out more »

Earth, Moon, and Sun

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Explore lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote. 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 family program.

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March 2019

Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Through impressive immersive scenarios, Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicas used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people. The program…

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Imagine Dragons Experience

March 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

The Imagine Dragons Experience features a mix of music from Smoke + Mirrors, Evolve, and Night Visions set to stunning visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience a wild, auditory ride through one of today's most seminal bands in a new way at Emera Astronomy Center!

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Sundays in March
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, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System.

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Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Through impressive immersive scenarios, Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicas used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people. The program…

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Imagine Dragons Experience

March 8 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

The Imagine Dragons Experience features a mix of music from Smoke + Mirrors, Evolve, and Night Visions set to stunning visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience a wild, auditory ride through one of today's most seminal bands in a new way at Emera Astronomy Center!

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in March
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, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System.

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Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Through impressive immersive scenarios, Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicas used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people. The program…

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Imagine Dragons Experience

March 15 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

The Imagine Dragons Experience features a mix of music from Smoke + Mirrors, Evolve, and Night Visions set to stunning visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience a wild, auditory ride through one of today's most seminal bands in a new way at Emera Astronomy Center!

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System.

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Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Through impressive immersive scenarios, Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicas used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people. The program…

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Imagine Dragons Experience

March 22 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

The Imagine Dragons Experience features a mix of music from Smoke + Mirrors, Evolve, and Night Visions set to stunning visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience a wild, auditory ride through one of today's most seminal bands in a new way at Emera Astronomy Center!

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System.

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Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Through impressive immersive scenarios, Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicas used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people. The program…

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Imagine Dragons Experience

March 29 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

The Imagine Dragons Experience features a mix of music from Smoke + Mirrors, Evolve, and Night Visions set to stunning visuals and artistic interpretation. Experience a wild, auditory ride through one of today's most seminal bands in a new way at Emera Astronomy Center!

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in March
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System.

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May 2019

Cosmic Colors

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

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky!

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Phantom of the Universe

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

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. Featuring narration by Academy-Award winning actress Tilda Swinton, Phantom of the Universe showcases imagery from CERN’s Media Lab.

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Cosmic Colors

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

From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky!

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Phantom of the Universe

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

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. Featuring narration by Academy-Award winning actress Tilda Swinton, Phantom of the Universe showcases imagery from CERN’s Media Lab.

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June 2019

Cell! Cell! Cell!

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

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems courtesy of the…

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Incoming!

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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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Killer Queen

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

The legendary music of Queen transcends time and space. Paired with sensational planetarium visuals, Killer Queen will absolutely rock you right out of your seat! Experience sensational ballads from the acclaimed band and its astrophysicist lead guitarist at the Emera Astronomy Center!

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems courtesy of the…

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Incoming!

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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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Killer Queen

June 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

The legendary music of Queen transcends time and space. Paired with sensational planetarium visuals, Killer Queen will absolutely rock you right out of your seat! Experience sensational ballads from the acclaimed band and its astrophysicist lead guitarist at the Emera Astronomy Center!

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems courtesy of the…

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The Little Star that Could

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

It’s hard to be a little star in a big universe! Join a medium sized, yellow star as he makes his way through space. In his travels, he meets many different types of stars and learns about some of the other things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas, and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth…

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Incoming!

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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.…

Find out more »

Killer Queen

June 21 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

The legendary music of Queen transcends time and space. Paired with sensational planetarium visuals, Killer Queen will absolutely rock you right out of your seat! Experience sensational ballads from the acclaimed band and its astrophysicist lead guitarist at the Emera Astronomy Center!

Find out more »

Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems courtesy of the…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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. Based on the popular book series by Mary Pope Osborne. The program includes a tour of our night sky with…

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Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

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

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…

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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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Incoming!

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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.…

Find out more »

Killer Queen

June 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

The legendary music of Queen transcends time and space. Paired with sensational planetarium visuals, Killer Queen will absolutely rock you right out of your seat! Experience sensational ballads from the acclaimed band and its astrophysicist lead guitarist at the Emera Astronomy Center!

Find out more »

Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems courtesy of the…

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July 2019

Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

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!

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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.…

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

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…

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Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

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!

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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.…

Find out more »

Fly Me to the Moon

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

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…

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Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

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!

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

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.…

Find out more »

Fly Me to the Moon

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

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…

Find out more »

Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

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!

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

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.…

Find out more »

Fly Me to the Moon

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

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…

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August 2019

Cosmic Recipe

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

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…

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Dream to Fly

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in August
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Experience the adventure of flight and its most important milestones Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. The dream to fly has raised humans even further – into the outer space to explore worlds beyond our own. The program includes a tour of the night sky visible in Maine.

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Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars

August 9 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in August
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

Experience the music of Coldplay at the planetarium. This show is a compilation of their greatest hits set to stunning visuals that immerse audiences in a whole new way.

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Lucia: Mystery of Shooting Stars

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Sundays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Vlad, a polar bear and James, a penguin, travel into space aboard the Polaris to study polar auroras. Hit by a meteorite, they crash 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. A fun adventure for the whole family!…

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Phantom of the Universe

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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.

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System.

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Dream to Fly

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Fridays in August
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Experience the adventure of flight and its most important milestones Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. The dream to fly has raised humans even further – into the outer space to explore worlds beyond our own. The program includes a tour of the night sky visible in Maine.

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Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars

August 16 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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Fridays in August
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

Experience the music of Coldplay at the planetarium. This show is a compilation of their greatest hits set to stunning visuals that immerse audiences in a whole new way.

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Lucia: Mystery of Shooting Stars

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in July
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Vlad, a polar bear and James, a penguin, travel into space aboard the Polaris to study polar auroras. Hit by a meteorite, they crash 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. A fun adventure for the whole family!…

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