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Mar 26, 2019

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Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, ME 04104

Price

$6-$11

Contact

780-4249

Southworth Planetarium March Schedule in Portland, Maine

Southworth Planetarium March Schedule
University of Southern Maine campus
207-780-4249

(Each show, except Space Park 360 Infinity, includes a night sky tour conducted in our star dome theatre.)

SHOW SUMMARIES:

Hubble Vision 2:
Through the lenses of the Hubble Space Telescope, we have beheld a Universe more wondrous and fantastic than anything we could have ever imagined. Embark on the most vibrantly colorful, breathtakingly beautiful, and exhilaratingly wonderful odyssey through the cosmos.

The Earth’s Wild Ride/Great Planet Adventures…Double feature:
Prepare yourself for two wild rides! “Earth’s Wild Ride” is a fictional tale told by an elderly man to his granddaughter, who was born and raised on the moon. Discover the dynamism and elemental energy of Earth! Audiences are swept along roller coaster rides through lava-spewing volcanoes, white water rapids, and many other powerful systems on our home planet.

“The Great Planet Adventures/Earth’s Wild Ride” double feature takes you on the ride of your life! “The Great Planet Adventures sweeps you along to each major world in our solar system.

Beyond the Arctic Circle/Aurora Storm:
A double feature of two brief shows. “Beyond the Arctic Circle” explores the remote regions above the Arctic Circle. Runtime: 19 minutes. “Aurora Storm” blends Inuit mythology about the aurora borealis and the science that causes it. Runtime: 11 minutes

Dinosaurs at Dusk! (OMNI DOME):
A father and daughter travel through time to the epoch of dinosaurs. During their journey, they encounter (and sometimes run away from) all manner of flying and walking dinosaurs. During their excursions, they learn the origins of flight! Runtime: 43 minutes

Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing:
Astronomy is called “the oldest science.” From the earliest observations of the night sky to the modern day deployment of orbiting telescopes, humans have striven in earnest to understand the Universe. Past generations have perceived the night sky has a grand dome in which stars and planets intermingled and directly influenced our daily lives. Today, astronomers know that the night sky is merely the shore of a vast ocean extending billions of light years in every direction.

IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System (FULL DOME):
An omni-dome show about the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, a spacecraft imaging the heliosphere, the membrane enclosing the solar system. Runtime: 27 minutes

Little Star That Could (FULL DOME):
A brand new full dome show! Follow a little star as it travels through the galaxy in search of planets. During its journey, this star meets many different stars: “cool” red stars, “angry” blue-white stars, pretty double stars, and even meets the galaxy, itself. Runtime: 32 minutes

Natural Selection:
Prepare for a full dome adventure unlike any other we’ve ever offered. Natural Selection is a celebration of life. Watch as we follow Darwin’s journey to the Galapagos and transform the star dome into an ocean teeming with all manner of exquisitely beautiful and strangely exotic creatures. Runtime: 43 minutes

Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast!
Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system. This show combines humor, fun characters, and the latest planetary images to give you and your family a fun and informative solar system tour. Runtime: 34 minutes

Two Small Pieces of Glass:
An omni-dome program about the history and science of telescopes. How have astronomers used telescopes to discover wonders of the Universe? Runtime: 26 minutes

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes!
the award-winning digital dome experience, is a science lesson, a thrill-ride, and a magical musical adventure in a world of atoms and molecules. Aboard the Molecularium, audiences join a cast of atomic characters of an immersive and unforgettable adventure into the nanoscale universe. Explore billions and trillions of atoms and molecules with Oxy, a precocious oxygen atom, and Hydro and Hydra, her wacky hydrogen pals. Ride from the atomic structure of a snowflake to the far reaches of space aboard the Molecularium, the most fantastic ship in the universe.

Night of EIRE:
Saturday, March 16, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Admission by donation (suggested $5-7)
An annual planetarium event celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Eve. Ancient Irish constellation mythology, story telling, and Irish stone circles.

SHOW SCHEDULE:

-Friday, March 1
7:00 p.m. Hubble Vision 2
8:30 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass

-Saturday, March 2
3:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk!

-Sunday, March 3
3:00 p.m. Hubble Vision 2

-Monday, March 4
1:00 p.m. Beyond the Arctic Circle/Aurora Storm
Double Feature
4:00 p.m. Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast!

-Tuesday, March 5
1:00 p.m. Beyond the Arctic Circle/Aurora Storm
Double Feature

-Wednesday, March 6
1:00 p.m. Beyond the Arctic Circle/Aurora Storm
Double Feature

-Thursday, March 7
1:00 p.m. Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
4:00 p.m. Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast!

-Friday, March 8
7:00 p.m. Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
8:30 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk!

-Saturday, March 9
3:00 p.m. Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing

-Sunday, March 10
3:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk!

-Monday, March 11
1:00 p.m. Natural Selection
4:00 p.m. Molecularium

-Tuesday, March 12
1:00 p.m. IBEX: Search for the Solar System’s Edge

-Wednesday, March 13
1:00 p.m. Magic of the Other World

-Thursday, March 14
1:00 p.m. Magic of the Other World
4:00 p.m. Molecularium

-Friday, March 15
7:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk!
8:30 p.m. Magic of the Other World

-Saturday, March 16
3:00 p.m. Earth’s Wild Ride/The Great Planet
Adventures Double Feature
7:00 p.m. Night of Eire

-Sunday, March 17
3:00 p.m. Earth’s Wild Ride/The Great Planet
Adventures Double Feature

-Monday, March 18
1:00 p.m. Earth’s Wild Ride/The Great Planet
Adventures Double Feature
4:00 p.m. Earth’s Wild Ride/The Great Planet
Adventures Double Feature

-Tuesday, March 19
1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk!

-Wednesday, March 20
1:00 p.m. Dawn of the Space Age

-Thursday, March 21
1:00 p.m. Dawn of the Space Age
4:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk!

-Friday, March 22
7:00 p.m. Dawn of the Space Age
8:30 p.m. IBEX: Search for the Solar System’s Edge

-Saturday, March 23
3:00 p.m. Space Park 360 Infinity

-Sunday, March 24
3:00 p.m. Space Park 360 Infinity

-Monday, March 25
1:00 p.m. Space Park 360 Infinity

-Sunday, March 31 (Free Sunday)
3:00 p.m. Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast!

-Tuesday, March 26
1:00 p.m. Natural Selection

-Wednesday, March 27
1:00 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
7:00 p.m. Telescope Night: Hubble Vision 2

-Thursday, March 28
1:00 p.m. Hubble Vision 2/ 4:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk

-Friday, March 29
7:00 p.m. Hubble Vision 2
8:30 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk!

-Saturday, March 30
3:00 p.m. Hubble Vision 2

ADMISSION:
Evening astronomy shows:
$6.00 — Children, Students, and Seniors
$6.50 — Adults
Matinees $6.00 — adults: $5.00

Evening show combo price:
$10.00 — Children, Students, and Seniors
$11.00 — Adults
$6.00 — Telescope Night