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Halloween – Celestial Origins

October 31 @ 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 1, 2021

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 the spirits from beyond and sweet treats! See how Samhain, and All Saints Day would eventually transform into Halloween. Traverse the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening. A fun filled program for the whole family!

FMI: planetarium@maine.edu

207-581-1341

Details

Date:
October 31
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://astro.umaine.edu

Venue

Versant Power Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Drive, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Phone:
(207) 581-1341
Website:
https://astro.umaine.edu

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