Black Holes, Exploding Stars, and Clusters of Galaxies

Launched in 1999, Chandra is one of NASA’s four “Great Observatories”, a series of satellites designed to study the sky over a broad range in wavelengths, from infrared to gamma rays. 20 years later, Chandra is still providing the sharpest look ever at the X-ray universe. Chandra’s unprecedented observing capabilities have allowed scientific breakthroughs and […]

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Solar Superstorms

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 […]

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda

Sundays – September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 at 2:00 p.m. Witness the classic story of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. The program includes a live sky tour highlighting these constellations in the […]

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Faster than Light

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How […]

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Rihanna: Diamonds

Fridays – September 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 9:00 p.m. Take a journey through space with the Grammy Award winning artist, Rihanna. Using dazzling visuals and creative expression, Rihanna: Diamonds, features this prolific artist in new and innovative ways at the Emera Astronomy Center! FMI: (207) 581-1341 or http://astro.umaine.edu

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Space Aliens: Looking For Life in the Universe

Fridays – September 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 7:00 p.m. Does life exist beyond planet Earth? Follow cosmic clues from the ocean floor to a journey across the galaxy! What might extremophiles here tell us about the ability of life to thrive in other locations in our universe? Learn how new discoveries of exoplanets […]

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Phantom of the Universe

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 […]

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda

Sundays – September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 at 2:00 p.m. Witness the classic story of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. The program includes a live sky tour highlighting these constellations in the […]

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Incoming!

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 […]

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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. […]

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