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July 2017

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get…

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In My Backyard

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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With song and colorful animation it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s song writer, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and…

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Dawn of the Space Age

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Experience the exciting beginnings 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. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel.…

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August 2017

Solar Eclipse of the Sun

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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While here in Maine we will be unable to see a total solar eclipse, we will be able to see about 60% of the sun’s disk covered by the moon. These events are very rare to see without travel, so make sure to mark it on your calendar. The eclipse begins at approximately 1:35 p.m., and ends at approximately 3:55 p.m. A free eclipse viewing event will be hosted at the Astronomy Center from 1–5 p.m. where special solar telescopes, sun spotters, and…

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September 2017

Artists’ Reception: Susan Broce and Antonio Small

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Exhibition runs July 21—Sept. 22, 2017 at Lord Hall Gallery of Art.  

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October 2017

Artists’ Reception: Maine Stone

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lord Hall Gallery, Lord Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Exhibition runs Oct. 6–Nov. 17, 2017 at Lord Hall Gallery of Art.  

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