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When

Mar 27, 2019
7:00pm

More Dates

  • 3/27/19 7pm
  • 4/24/19 8pm
  • 5/29/19 8:30pm
  • 6/26/19 9pm
  • Venue info

    Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

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

    Price

    $6

    Contact

    207-780-4249

    Telescope Night in Portland, Maine

    Telescope Night at the Southworth Planetarium!

    Beginning on March 27, 2019, the Southworth Planetarium will host a telescope night on the last Wednesday of each month, weather permitting. Watch a show and then venture outside the building to observe the sky through telescopes!

    Although Portland doesn’t have truly dark skies, we will be able to observe some of the more prominent celestial objects, such as planets, star clusters, and nebulae.

    HUBBLE VISION 2 (March show)
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    7:00 p.m.
    $6 per person

    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. Visit exotic planets, magnificent galaxies, iridescent nebulae, and dazzlingly bright stars.
    JOURNEY TO A BILLION SUNS (April show)
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    8:00 p.m.
    $6 per person

    An exciting new program about the GAIA mission to not only map more than a billion stars within our region of the galaxy, but to study the origins of the Milky Way and to seek out other Suns and Earth-like worlds.

    ASTRONOMY: 3000 YEARS OF STARGAZING (May show)
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    8:30 p.m.
    $6 per person

    This program is a space-time journey taking us from Stonehenge to supernovae. Join us as we learn how humans came of age in the Universe.

    LIGHT YEARS FROM ANDROMEDA (June show)
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    9:00 p.m.
    $6 per person

    Follow the light beam through its 2.2 million year journey from the Andromeda Galaxy to Earth. During this time, see how life has changed on our planet.

    Contact for more information:
    207-780-4249
    edward.gleason@maine.edu