ORONO – The June schedule for the Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine has been announced.

“Undiscovered Worlds” on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. features adventures into space to visit planets far out among the stars. Our solar system is not alone in the universe, and with rapidly improving technology the discovery of exoplanets brings us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. Are we alone? Find out on June 5, 12, 19, and 26.

For younger sky watchers, Sunday afternoon shows introduce a medium sized yellow star making his way through space to learn about the things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas, and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. Come see “Little Star that Could” June 7, 14, 21, and 28.

On Tuesday mornings starting June 16, come see a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote in “Earth, Moon, Sun.” A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy on June 16, 23, and 30.

On Thursday mornings come explore the cosmos and see how our sky has impacted and expanded our understanding of the universe while visiting celestial wonders. Skim the surface of the sun, orbit a black hole, and see how the sky has affected our culture in “STARS” at 11:00 on June 18, and 25.

Admission is $6 per person and seating is limited. For more information and reservations please call (207) 581-1341 or visit Astro.UMaine.edu. Private shows and school field trips can be arranged for these and other shows.


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