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Emera Astronomy Center

207-581-1341|astro.umaine.edu

February 2019

Earth, Moon, and Sun

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

Sundays – February 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m. 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
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Fridays - March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 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…

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Imagine Dragons Experience

Fridays - March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 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 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Sundays - March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 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. The program includes a tour of the night sky featuring stars, constellations, and planets visible here in Maine.

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Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Fridays - March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 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…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Sundays - March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 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. The program includes a tour of the night sky featuring stars, constellations, and planets visible here in Maine.

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Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Fridays - March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 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…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Sundays - March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 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. The program includes a tour of the night sky featuring stars, constellations, and planets visible here in Maine.

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Phantom of the Univesre

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. View the first hints of its existence through the eyes of…

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Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed…

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Science Lecture Series – Engineering in Sports

While spectator sports such as the Olympics, the America’s Cup, and World Championships celebrate the achievement of world class athletes, their peak performance is often made possible by engineers that design and optimize their equipment and training. This involvement is critical in any sport (one must only think of the advanced swimming suits to reduce drag, or golf balls that fly farther than others), and is particularly noteworthy in sports that utilize sophisticated equipment, such as car and yacht races.…

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Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Fridays - March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 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…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Sundays - March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 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. The program includes a tour of the night sky featuring stars, constellations, and planets visible here in Maine.

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Mexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Fridays - March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 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…

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

March 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Sundays - March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 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. The program includes a tour of the night sky featuring stars, constellations, and planets visible here in Maine.

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