The Hitchhiker’s Guide the Universe is and incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos. Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids. We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to star clusters and other areas of our Milky Way galaxy. Traveling beyond the Milky Way, the journey will continue into inter galactic space exploring our local group of galaxies, the Virgo cluster of galaxies, and to the farthest edge of the universe. Feel as if you are “jumping off the earth” as you voyage through time and space.
Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar.
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 207.581.1341, or at the Emera Astronomy Center ticket box office prior to the show.