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Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium

167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States

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December 2017

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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$4 - $12

Take a fun and lighthearted look at the 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. The program includes a live sky lecture showing where Orion and his companions are…

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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 22, 2017

Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, 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. 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. Regardless of what the star was, the message of Peace…

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