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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 2018

Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

September 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 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 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 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 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 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 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 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 »

Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 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 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 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 »

Halloween: Celestial Origins

October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 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 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 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…

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November 2018

Solar Superstorms

November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 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
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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
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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…

Find out more »

Fly Me To The Moon

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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
+ 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 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
+ 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
|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
|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
|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
|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
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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
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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
|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
|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
|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
|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, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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
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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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Faster than Light

February 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
+ 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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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.

Find out more »

Faster than Light

February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|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, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|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 »

March 2019

Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|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 1, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|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 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|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…

Find out more »

Imagine Dragons Experience

March 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|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!

Find out more »

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|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.

Find out more »

Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|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…

Find out more »

Imagine Dragons Experience

March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|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!

Find out more »

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|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.

Find out more »

Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|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…

Find out more »

Imagine Dragons Experience

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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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July 2019

Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

July 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sundays in July
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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Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

July 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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.…

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|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.…

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|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 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|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.…

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Fly Me to the Moon

July 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|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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October 2019

Spooky Space: Cosmic Connections to Halloween

October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Fridays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Space has its monsters: black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae! Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky and explore the celestial origins of Halloween as an astronomical holiday. The program includes a tour of October night sky!

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Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway

October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

Experience America’s favorite Celtic punk band in Dropkick Murphys Sunshine Highway. Featuring Rose Tattoo, I’m Shipping Up to Boston, and many more iconic songs, experience this beloved band using impressive visuals at the Emera Astronomy Center!

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sundays in October
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! Join Big Bird and Elmo as 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.

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Spooky Space: Cosmic Connections to Halloween

October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Space has its monsters: black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae! Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky and explore the celestial origins of Halloween as an astronomical holiday. The program includes a tour of October night sky!

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Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

Experience America’s favorite Celtic punk band in Dropkick Murphys Sunshine Highway. Featuring Rose Tattoo, I’m Shipping Up to Boston, and many more iconic songs, experience this beloved band using impressive visuals at the Emera Astronomy Center!

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sundays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street! Join Big Bird and Elmo as 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.

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Spooky Space: Cosmic Connections to Halloween

October 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Space has its monsters: black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae! Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky and explore the celestial origins of Halloween as an astronomical holiday. The program includes a tour of October night sky!

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Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

Experience America’s favorite Celtic punk band in Dropkick Murphys Sunshine Highway. Featuring Rose Tattoo, I’m Shipping Up to Boston, and many more iconic songs, experience this beloved band using impressive visuals at the Emera Astronomy Center!

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street! Join Big Bird and Elmo as 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.

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Spooky Space: Cosmic Connections to Halloween

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Looking for cosmic fun this Halloween season? Space has its monsters: black holes, zombie stars, and spectacular ghostly nebulae! Explore these “spooky” wonders of the night sky and explore the celestial origins of Halloween as an astronomical holiday. The program includes a tour of October night sky!

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Dropkick Murphys: Sunshine Highway

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

Experience America’s favorite Celtic punk band in Dropkick Murphys Sunshine Highway. Featuring Rose Tattoo, I’m Shipping Up to Boston, and many more iconic songs, experience this beloved band using impressive visuals at the Emera Astronomy Center!

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

October 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in October
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street! Join Big Bird and Elmo as 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.

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November 2019

Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted there existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe.

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One Republic: Future Looks Good

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$8.00

Grammy Award band One Republic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery. Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year.

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Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

November 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sundays in November
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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Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted there existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe.

Find out more »

One Republic: Future Looks Good

November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

Grammy Award band One Republic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery. Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year.

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Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

November 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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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Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted there existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe.

Find out more »

One Republic: Future Looks Good

November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

Grammy Award band One Republic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery. Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year.

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Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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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Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted there existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe.

Find out more »

One Republic: Future Looks Good

November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

Grammy Award band One Republic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery. Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year.

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Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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…

Find out more »

Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

November 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$4 – $12

What are gravitational waves? How are these ripples in space-time created? Albert Einstein predicted there existence in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth. See the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of gravitational waves and their importance in helping understand the universe.

Find out more »

One Republic: Future Looks Good

November 29, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in November
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$8.00

Grammy Award band One Republic will rock the planetarium with stunning visuals, and out of this world imagery. Future Looks Good show features a compilation of songs from Dreaming Out Loud, Native, Waking Up and Oh My My albums, along with sneak peaks at the upcoming Human album set for release this year.

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December 2019

Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in December
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in December
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 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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Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe

December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in December
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in December
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 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…

Find out more »

Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe

December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in December
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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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January 2020

Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 @ 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 @ 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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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

Find out more »

Pink Floyd – The Wall

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

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

Find out more »

Pink Floyd – The Wall

January 17 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fridays in January
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map
$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!

Find out more »

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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…

Find out more »