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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/

November 2018

Solar Superstorms

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm 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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Fly Me To The Moon

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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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Explore!

November 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Mars… For centuries it’s been an object of human fascination. Once mysterious, soon this red world may become our new home. This became possible due to daring individuals like Johannes Kepler: fascinated with the world, striving toward discovery and embracing challenges it may bring. Take an adventurous journey with humankind: from ancient Mesopotamia to modern space exploration! Experience the fascinating history of astronomy, geocentric and heliocentric models, Kepler laws of planetary motion, and discover the principals of orbital maneuvers which…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 – $12

Join two children and 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 the Moon and Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, traverse a huge storm on Jupiter, and discover the secrets of the Solar System. They will explore Mars and find out why Earth is so special a planet. The program includes a tour of the night sky…

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Mars 1001

November 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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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December 2018

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm 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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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