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Emera Astronomy Center

207-581-1341|astro.umaine.edu

June 2019

Killer Queen

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

The legendary music of Queen transcends time and space. Paired with sensational visuals, Killer Queen will absolutely rock you right out of your seat! Experience sensational ballads from the acclaimed band and its astrophysicist lead guitarist at the Emera Astronomy Center!

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The Little Star that Could

It’s hard to be a little star in a big universe! Join a medium sized, yellow star as he makes his way through space. In his travels, he meets many different types of stars and learns about some of the other things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas, and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. He has nine planets that depend on him for warmth…

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Incoming

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Real-time data from current NASA missions help audiences explore the past, present, and future of our Solar System. Take a journey through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Discover what these impacts from above can teach us—and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth.…

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Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems courtesy of the…

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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Treehouse, as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning. Based on the popular book series by Mary Pope Osborne. The program includes a tour of our night sky with…

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Polaris and the Mystery of Polar Night

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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Killer Queen

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

The legendary music of Queen transcends time and space. Paired with sensational visuals, Killer Queen will absolutely rock you right out of your seat! Experience sensational ballads from the acclaimed band and its astrophysicist lead guitarist at the Emera Astronomy Center!

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. 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…

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Incoming

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Real-time data from current NASA missions help audiences explore the past, present, and future of our Solar System. Take a journey through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Discover what these impacts from above can teach us—and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth.…

Find out more »

Cell! Cell! Cell!

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems courtesy of the…

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July 2019

Dawn of the Space Age

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Fridays - July 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7:00 pm A special celebration for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 first landing on the Moon! Experience the beginning 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. Learn about…

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Fly Me to the Moon

Sundays - July 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 2:00 pm 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…

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Fridays - July 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7:00 pm A special celebration for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 first landing on the Moon! Experience the beginning 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. Learn about…

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Fridays - July 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7:00 pm A special celebration for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 first landing on the Moon! Experience the beginning 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. Learn about…

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Fridays - July 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 7:00 pm A special celebration for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 first landing on the Moon! Experience the beginning 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. Learn about…

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