Emera Astronomy Center offering guided meditation Dec. 16–18

The Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine is offering free guided meditation sessions in the M.F. Jordan Planetarium to help students and faculty de-stress during finals week. 

Participants can experience an amazing sunset as they travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole, then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience, and because the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation.    

The 30-minute program will be run by Shawn Laatsch, director of the Emera Astronomy Center. Session dates and times are: 

  • Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 8:30 a.m. 

The meditation program, Sunset Meditation, was developed as part of the Ball State University Meditation Partnership.