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Jordan Observatory

Type: Academic Buildings

Accessibility: Not Handicap Accessible

Jordan Observatory
The Observatory operates throughout the year to bring astronomy and science entertainment to students and public audiences in the form of multimedia presentations and demonstrations for a variety of age groups. Installed in 1954 on the second floor of Wingate Hall, the Planetarium can produce a 20-foot model of the night sky and demonstrate natural phenomena for up to 45 visitors in a showing. Admission is $3 for children under 18, students and senior citizens. Adult admission is $4, and UMaine students are admitted free with an ID. For a current schedule of showings, call 581-1341. The small, domed Observatory building south of Hauck Auditorium houses the University's Clark refractor telescope. Nights of operation are posted by the Observatory entrance and the public is invited.