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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 1, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

August 1, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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Lammas Celestial Poetry Evening

Lammas Celestial Poetry Evening

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

LAMMAS CELESTIAL POETRY EVENING


Wednesday, August 1, 2013     7:00 p.m.


Poetry returns to the Southworth Planetarium.    "The Lammas Celestial Poetry evening" features readings of prose and poetry.  This year's Lammas evening celebrates nature, the harvest, and the cosmos.  This year our special emphasis is on the Moon, which is full on Lammas.


Full moon


Experience the ectasy of words, images and fellowship on Lammas evening.   Admission by donation.


For tickets or more information, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu

August 1, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An evening of celestial poetry in our star dome theatre.
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

August 2, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 16, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Children near a telescope at a star party

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope

A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 

Hubble Space Telescope

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.

Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!

August 2, 2013
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An omni dome show about the history and science of telescopes
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The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

August 3, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 5, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

August 5, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

August 6, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 16, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Children near a telescope at a star party

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope

A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 

Hubble Space Telescope

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.

Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!

August 6, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An omni dome show about the history and science of telescopes
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 7, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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Master's in Social Work Open House

Master's in Social Work Open House

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, Room 213
Contact Name: 
Jeanette Andonian, Ph.D., MSW Coordinator and Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4120
Contact Email: 
andonian@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Social Work is pleased to announce that we are hosting an open house for anyone interested in learning more about our program and what the social work profession has to offer.

Representatives from the social work faculty will be available to discuss our curriculum and the countless ways social workers connect to the Greater Portland and Maine communities.

We will also present the areas of practice in which MSW trained social workers are employed in Maine. There will be time for general questions as well as one-on-one conversations with the faculty.

August 7, 2013
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, Room 213
The USM School of Social Work is pleased to announce that we are hosting an open house for anyone interested in learning more about our program and what the social work profession has to offer.
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The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

August 8, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
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Blackboard’s New Service Pack 12 Features

Blackboard’s New Service Pack 12 Features

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
423/424 Glickman Library

shaneUSM's Online Learning Support Specialist, Shane O'Hara, presents the new features now available with Blackboard's latest service pack update.  

The new Blackboard service pack offers a wide number of new features and updated tools. Shane will focus primarily on the bigger changes, in particular the new Inline Assignment Grader, the new look and feel to Discussion Forums, and the new Retention Center. He will also discuss how users can best take advantage of the new "My Blackboard" services.  Additional features may be covered as well.

This workshop will be held on Thursday, August 8th from 12-1pm in room 423/424 of the Glickman Library on the USM Portland Campus.

This is a great opportunity to get up to speed on the new features before the Fall 2013 semester begins.

This is a brown bag workshop - please feel free to bring your lunch.

This workshop will be recorded.

 

Workshop Resources

Event recording - click here to play

The new service pack includes feature releases from both service pack 10 and 12.  The following links will bring you to Blackboard's "What's New" site for each release.

Service Pack 10 - What's New
Service Pack 12 - What's New

Additional Resources

Using the "My Blackboard" Social Learning Tools (Student Resource - great for faculty too!)


Learn more about CTEL's monthly workshops

August 8, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
423/424 Glickman Library
CTEL Blackboard Workshop Series: Presentation of Blackboard’s New Service Pack 12 Features
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

August 8, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

Dan Sonenberg

Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

USM’s Dan Sonenberg, Associate Professor and Resident Composer of the University of Southern Maine, joins Portland Chamber Music Festival in 2013 to present informal pre-concert lectures from 7 – 7:30 pm preceding each 8pm concert. 

Evening concerts:

  • Thursday, August 8th  - Twentieth Anniversary Gala Concert
  • Saturday, August 10th – Ravel, Nick DiBerardino and Vivaldi
  • Thursday, August 15th – Barber, Laurie San Martin & Brahms
  • Saturday, August 17th – Business Supports the Arts – Mozart, Thomas Ades & Spohr

Evening Concerts begin at 8pm

Pre-concert Lectures : 7:00pm – 7:30pmPortland Chamber Music Festival

Learn more about the full Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concerts.

Learn more about Dan Sonenberg.

August 8, 2013
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Dan Sonenberg presents pre-concert lectures for Portland Chambers Music Festival’s evening concerts
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Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Music Festival Logo

The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.

Audience members note the warm and “unstuffy” atmosphere of festival concerts, and performers often address the audience directly with onstage commentary.

Music Performance in Abromson


PCMF’s summer concerts are held at the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus -- an easily accessible, modern, air-conditioned venue close to downtown Portland.


We are pleased to announce that Dan Sonenberg, Associate Professor and Resident Composer of the University of Southern Maine, joins us in 2013 to present informal pre-concert lectures from 7 – 7:30 pm preceding each 8 pm concert.  The 2013 pre-concert lectures are supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council.

Learn more.

August 8, 2013
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

August 9, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 16, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Children near a telescope at a star party

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope

A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 

Hubble Space Telescope

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.

Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!

August 9, 2013
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An omni dome show about the history and science of telescopes
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 10, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

Dan Sonenberg

Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

USM’s Dan Sonenberg, Associate Professor and Resident Composer of the University of Southern Maine, joins Portland Chamber Music Festival in 2013 to present informal pre-concert lectures from 7 – 7:30 pm preceding each 8pm concert. 

Evening concerts:

  • Thursday, August 8th  - Twentieth Anniversary Gala Concert
  • Saturday, August 10th – Ravel, Nick DiBerardino and Vivaldi
  • Thursday, August 15th – Barber, Laurie San Martin & Brahms
  • Saturday, August 17th – Business Supports the Arts – Mozart, Thomas Ades & Spohr

Evening Concerts begin at 8pm

Pre-concert Lectures : 7:00pm – 7:30pmPortland Chamber Music Festival

Learn more about the full Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concerts.

Learn more about Dan Sonenberg.

August 10, 2013
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Dan Sonenberg presents pre-concert lectures for Portland Chambers Music Festival’s evening concerts
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Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Music Festival Logo

The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.

Audience members note the warm and “unstuffy” atmosphere of festival concerts, and performers often address the audience directly with onstage commentary.

Music Performance in Abromson


PCMF’s summer concerts are held at the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus -- an easily accessible, modern, air-conditioned venue close to downtown Portland.


We are pleased to announce that Dan Sonenberg, Associate Professor and Resident Composer of the University of Southern Maine, joins us in 2013 to present informal pre-concert lectures from 7 – 7:30 pm preceding each 8 pm concert.  The 2013 pre-concert lectures are supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council.

Learn more.

August 10, 2013
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.
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Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Music Festival Logo

The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.

Audience members note the warm and “unstuffy” atmosphere of festival concerts, and performers often address the audience directly with onstage commentary.

Music Performance in Abromson


PCMF’s summer concerts are held at the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus -- an easily accessible, modern, air-conditioned venue close to downtown Portland.


We are pleased to announce that Dan Sonenberg, Associate Professor and Resident Composer of the University of Southern Maine, joins us in 2013 to present informal pre-concert lectures from 7 – 7:30 pm preceding each 8 pm concert.  The 2013 pre-concert lectures are supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council.

Learn more.

August 11, 2013
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 12, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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Information Session: Public Policy and Management Program

Information Session: Public Policy and Management Program

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 12, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Rm 104, Burton Cross Building, Augusta
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Ball
Contact Phone: 
(207) 956-0244
Contact Email: 
cball@usm.maine.edu

Learn more about the Muskie School's Public Policy and Management program!

Realize your career goals and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to make a difference. Meet Carolyn Ball, associate professor of public policy and management, and learn more about:

  • Our Master's in Public Policy and Management program
  • Flexible course offerings, including evening, distance, and online courses
  • Opportunities to earn a Certificate of Graduate Study in social policy analysis, applied research and evaluation methods, public management, or nonprofit management
  • Career prospects for our graduates, and more

August 12, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Rm 104, Burton Cross Building, Augusta
Learn more about the Public Policy and Management program at the USM Muskie School of Public Service!
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

August 12, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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Information Session: Public Policy and Management Program

Information Session: Public Policy and Management Program

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 12, 2013, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: 
Department of Public Safety, Champlain Room @ 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Ball
Contact Phone: 
(207) 956-0244
Contact Email: 
cball@usm.maine.edu

Learn more about the Muskie School's Public Policy and Management program!

Realize your career goals and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to make a difference. Meet Carolyn Ball, associate professor of public policy and management, and learn more about:

  • Our Master's in Public Policy and Management program
  • Flexible course offerings, including evening, distance, and online courses
  • Opportunities to earn a Certificate of Graduate Study in social policy analysis, applied research and evaluation methods, public management, or nonprofit management
  • Career prospects for our graduates, and more

August 12, 2013
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Department of Public Safety, Champlain Room @ 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME
Learn more about the Public Policy and Management program at the USM Muskie School of Public Service!
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Graduate School Information Session

Graduate School Information Session

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 12, 2013, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, Room 212
Contact Name: 
Lisa Sweet
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4165
Contact Email: 
lsweet@usm.maine.edu

USM's Graduate Admissions Office is offering information sessions for students thinking about graduate school. The sessions will cover an overview of graduate school options and general guidelines for applying to graduate school, whether here at USM or elsewhere. There will also be time for individual questions. You are invited to attend.

August 12, 2013
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, Room 212
USM's Graduate Admissions Office is offering information sessions for students thinking about graduate school.
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The Philosopher's Dome

The Philosopher's Dome

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

The Philosopher's Dome

Socrates


THE PHILOSOPHER'S DOME


A new discussion group from the planetarium that brought you the "Midnight Metaphysics Society."    Are you interested in contemplation? Do you want to engage in philosophical discussions with like-minded people?    Would you like to discuss and contemplate in a star dome? 


Four philosophers


"The Philosopher's Dome" involves a lecture format.  Share your ideas about the profoundest questions of life, nature, ethics, and a variety of other topics.     The only pre-requisite is an interest in philosophy and an inclination to share that interest with others.


And, you determine the cost:  admission by donation.


Location: Southworth Planetarium


Call 207-780-4249  or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu for more information. 

August 12, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A new program begins at the planetarium. Enter "The Philosopher's Dome" and join others in philosophical discussions. Admission by donation
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The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

August 13, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 16, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Children near a telescope at a star party

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope

A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 

Hubble Space Telescope

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.

Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!

August 13, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An omni dome show about the history and science of telescopes
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 14, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

August 15, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

August 15, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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USM'S Franco-American Collection Hosts Robert Sylvain

USM'S Franco-American Collection Hosts Robert Sylvain

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Room 285 (Lewiston Campus)
Contact Name: 
James Myall
Contact Phone: 
207-753-6545
Contact Email: 
franco@usm.maine.edu

USM's Franco-American Collection is hosting acclaimed musician Robert  
Sylvain, of the Acadian group Boreal Tordu, for a musical lecture on Thursday, August 15 at 2:00 pm in room 285 at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College.

Sylvain will be speaking about the research project he conducted to explore the songs left to him by his grandmother, Elisa Thibodeau.  For decades after Thibodeau’s death, the notebook remained forgotten, until Sylvain and a cousin, fiddler Steve Muise, started to look for melodies to accompany the lyrics.

The August 15th program will explore some of these recovered songs from his  mémère’s notebook and the process Sylvain went through to resurrect them.  

In the course of the project, he worked at the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and interviewed family members.  Many of the songs Sylvain researched were on the verge of extinction.

The program is free and open to everyone but donations are welcomed. No reservations are needed.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information call James Myall at 207-753-6545, email franco@usm.maine.edu or visit the Collection’s website www.usm.maine.edu/franco


Photo: Sylvain as a baby with his grandmother, Elisa Thibodeau.

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August 15, 2013
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Room 285 (Lewiston Campus)
USM's Franco-American Collection is hosting acclaimed musician Robert Sylvain, of the Acadian group Boreal Tordu, for a musical lecture.
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Student Orientation August 15

Student Orientation August 15

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Lewiston campus, Room 170
Contact Name: 
Janet Etzel
Contact Phone: 
753-6519
Contact Email: 
jetzel@usm.maine.edu

Orientation is your chance to:

  • Take a tour of LAC
  • Speak with representatives from Financial Aid
  • Meet Faculty and Staff
  • Learn about support services available to you
  • Register for your Fall 2013 courses

 You will need an ID and password. This can be found in your Orientation Invitation Letter located with your Acceptance Letter sent from Admissions. If you have questions about the LAC orientation, please contact Janet Etzel at (207) 753-6519 or jetzel@usm.maine.edu

Register for the August 15th orientation session online

August 15, 2013
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lewiston campus, Room 170
Interested in pursuing a major or taking courses at USM's Lewiston Auburn College? Learn about the Orientation Program at LAC.
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Science Lecture: The Social Lives of Woodchucks

Science Lecture: The Social Lives of Woodchucks

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine,edu

August 15, 2013  “The Social Lives of Woodchucks” Prof. Chris Maher, USM Department of Biological Sciences

Normally considered a solitary species, woodchucks nonetheless display components of social behavior. Dr. Maher will discuss the effects of kinship and personality on the social lives of this common species living in southern Maine.

Dr. Chris Maher is a Professor of Biology at the University of Southern Maine. Her research focuses on the study of social behavior in mammals living in natural habitats, and she also teaches courses in introductory biology, vertebrate zoology, and animal behavior.

August 15, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
Normally considered a solitary species, woodchucks nonetheless display components of social behavior. Dr. Maher will discuss the effects of kinship and personality on the social lives of this common species living in southern Maine.
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Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

Dan Sonenberg

Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

USM’s Dan Sonenberg, Associate Professor and Resident Composer of the University of Southern Maine, joins Portland Chamber Music Festival in 2013 to present informal pre-concert lectures from 7 – 7:30 pm preceding each 8pm concert. 

Evening concerts:

  • Thursday, August 8th  - Twentieth Anniversary Gala Concert
  • Saturday, August 10th – Ravel, Nick DiBerardino and Vivaldi
  • Thursday, August 15th – Barber, Laurie San Martin & Brahms
  • Saturday, August 17th – Business Supports the Arts – Mozart, Thomas Ades & Spohr

Evening Concerts begin at 8pm

Pre-concert Lectures : 7:00pm – 7:30pmPortland Chamber Music Festival

Learn more about the full Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concerts.

Learn more about Dan Sonenberg.

August 15, 2013
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Dan Sonenberg presents pre-concert lectures for Portland Chambers Music Festival’s evening concerts
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Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Music Festival Logo

The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.

Audience members note the warm and “unstuffy” atmosphere of festival concerts, and performers often address the audience directly with onstage commentary.

Music Performance in Abromson


PCMF’s summer concerts are held at the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus -- an easily accessible, modern, air-conditioned venue close to downtown Portland.


We are pleased to announce that Dan Sonenberg, Associate Professor and Resident Composer of the University of Southern Maine, joins us in 2013 to present informal pre-concert lectures from 7 – 7:30 pm preceding each 8 pm concert.  The 2013 pre-concert lectures are supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council.

Learn more.

August 15, 2013
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 16, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Children near a telescope at a star party

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope

A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 

Hubble Space Telescope

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.

Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!

August 16, 2013
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An omni dome show about the history and science of telescopes
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 17, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

Dan Sonenberg

Pre-Concert Lectures – Portland Chamber Music Festival

USM’s Dan Sonenberg, Associate Professor and Resident Composer of the University of Southern Maine, joins Portland Chamber Music Festival in 2013 to present informal pre-concert lectures from 7 – 7:30 pm preceding each 8pm concert. 

Evening concerts:

  • Thursday, August 8th  - Twentieth Anniversary Gala Concert
  • Saturday, August 10th – Ravel, Nick DiBerardino and Vivaldi
  • Thursday, August 15th – Barber, Laurie San Martin & Brahms
  • Saturday, August 17th – Business Supports the Arts – Mozart, Thomas Ades & Spohr

Evening Concerts begin at 8pm

Pre-concert Lectures : 7:00pm – 7:30pmPortland Chamber Music Festival

Learn more about the full Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concerts.

Learn more about Dan Sonenberg.

August 17, 2013
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Dan Sonenberg presents pre-concert lectures for Portland Chambers Music Festival’s evening concerts
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Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
Portland Chamber Music Festival Summer Season Concert Series

Portland Music Festival Logo

The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.

Audience members note the warm and “unstuffy” atmosphere of festival concerts, and performers often address the audience directly with onstage commentary.

Music Performance in Abromson


PCMF’s summer concerts are held at the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus -- an easily accessible, modern, air-conditioned venue close to downtown Portland.


We are pleased to announce that Dan Sonenberg, Associate Professor and Resident Composer of the University of Southern Maine, joins us in 2013 to present informal pre-concert lectures from 7 – 7:30 pm preceding each 8 pm concert.  The 2013 pre-concert lectures are supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council.

Learn more.

August 17, 2013
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine
The series features nationally acclaimed performers in a wide range of repertoire including the music of living composers.
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 19, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

August 19, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The popular "Eight Planets and Counting" program in Omni-dome format. Embark on a visually fantastic odyssey through the solar system.
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The Affordable Care Act: What’s Next for Maine?

The Affordable Care Act: What’s Next for Maine?

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 19, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Registration: Donna Reed
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4846
Contact Email: 
donnar@usm.maine.edu

Read the policy brief: The Affordable Care Act: What’s Next for Maine?

Major provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect on January 1, 2014. There is a mandate to have health coverage and new health insurance options for individuals and small businesses, including tax credits to help make coverage affordable. What's in store? Is Maine ready? What policy issues might arise as the law is fully implemented, and how might we address them?

Join the USM Muskie School of Public Service for a conversation with experts who will address questions posed by the public.

The panel includes:

Eric Cioppa

Eric Cioppa
Superintendent, Maine Bureau of Insurance
 

David Clough

David Clough
Maine State Director, National Federation of Independent Businesses
 

Christine Hager

Christie Hager
Regional Director, U.S. DHHS, representing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
 

Mitchell Stein

Mitchell Stein
Policy Director, Consumers for Affordable Health Care
 

 
Facilitated by:

 
Trish Riley

Trish Riley
Senior Fellow, USM Muskie School of Public Service


Online registration - click here


Co-sponsored by the Bangor Daily News




August 19, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Major provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect January 1, 2014. What’s in store? Is Maine ready? What policy issues might arise as the law is fully implemented, and how might we address them? Join us for a conversation about these questions and much more.
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The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

August 20, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 16, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Children near a telescope at a star party

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope

A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 

Hubble Space Telescope

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.

Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!

August 20, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An omni dome show about the history and science of telescopes
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"Moon Walk" with the Southworth Planetarium

"Moon Walk" with the Southworth Planetarium

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Southwortth Planetarium/Payson Park
Contact Phone: 
207-775-2411

Moon Walk with USM Southworth Planetarium.” Join us at the USM Southworth Planetarium for a moon exploration with astronomer Edward Gleason, and as we go outside with our moon maps and explore the actual surface. 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Rain date: Wednesday, August 21. Suggested $5 donation for Portland Trails members, $7 for non-members

August 20, 2013
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Southwortth Planetarium/Payson Park
Join the Portland Trails Association and the Southworth Planetarium to see the Moon in the dome and outside!
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 21, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Little Star That Could

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

Full dome show

(Presented in the memory of Steve Innes 1955-2011)

A little yellow star travels through the galaxy in search of planets that will give it its special name.  During his journey, this star learns about the many types of stars that live in the galaxy.    Hot blue stars; cool red stars; double stars, large stars and much more.

Produced by the Audio Visual Imagineering Company and based on the popular planetarium show of the same name, "The Little Star That Could"  is an engaging and fun show that introduces your child to the wonders of stellar astronomy.

A splendid star show for the entire family!

This omni-dome show uses the entire dome as the screen for a visually immersive experience.

$5.50 - adults;   $5.00 children

 

August 22, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A full dome show about a little yellow star that travels through the galaxy in search of planets! The popular planetarium show converted to omni-dome format.
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Basic Video Production Skills for Creating Online Content

Basic Video Production Skills for Creating Online Content

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Glickman Library Room 423/424

Pieter Photo

Basic Video Production Skills for Creating Online Content

USM Learning Designer Pieter Tryzelaar, one of CTEL’s newest members, starts off the CTEL Emerging Learning Technologies Workshop Series with a workshop on creating video content for blended and online courses.

Video can be a powerful digital tool for an online instructor. It can also be one of the most intimidating. These days, creating video has never been easier. Pieter comes with extensive video production experience and will walk you through the basics and help you get started.

This workshop is focused on basic video production skills and will cover how to create simple screencasts, webcam videos, and narrated PowerPoint videos, as well as how to put finished videos online and how to embed them within Blackboard.

 

Workshop Resources 

Basic Video Production Skills Prezi

How to Use Screencast-O-Matic

How to Record Webcam Using Youtube

How to Record Audio on Individual PPT Slides and Save as a Video

How to Embed Youtube Videos in Blackboard

 

Agenda for the Workshop

Introduction (approx. 5 minutes):

  • Equipment needs
  • Best practices

Screencasting, Webcam Videos and Uploading to Youtube: (approx. 30 minutes):

  • Screencast-O-Matic
  • Activating Youtube account
  • Webcam recording using Youtube
  • Uploading Videos to Youtube

Creating Narrated PowerPoints (approx. 15 minutes):

  • Recording Audio on Individual PPT Slides
  • Automating Audio Playback and Slide Transitions
  • Exporting PPT as a Video (.WMV)

Blackboard Integration (approx. 10 minutes):

  • Linking to Videos in Blackboard
  • Embedding Videos in Blackboard

Optional Work Session (approx.1 hour):

  • For those who are able to stay, we encourage you to stay and practice using the skills covered. We will have extra support on-hand to work with you as you explore these tools.

 

 

 

August 22, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Glickman Library Room 423/424
CTEL Emerging Learning Technologies Workshop: Basic Video Production. Hands-on workshop covering screencasts, recording with your Webcam, creating narrated PowerPoint videos, and integrating videos in Blackboard.
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Kim Kuzma Benefit Concert for the Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine

Kim Kuzma Benefit Concert for the Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7:00 PM
Location: 
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
Susie R. Bock
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4269
Contact Email: 
bocks@usm.maine.edu

Join us for the Kim Kuzma benefit performance for the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.

Joining Kim Kuzma will be the Tony Boffa All-Stars, featuring some of the area’s top musicians. Boffa will be on guitar, joined by Kelly Muse on keyboard, Brad Ciechomski on drums, Darren Whitney on saxophones and Rob Gerry on bass.

Tickets $30 in advance (call 207-761-1757), $35 at the door. There is an additional $3 service fee.

Kim KuzmaA native of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Kim Kuzma was voted Canada’s Best Independent Artist by fans at canadian-music.com and was a West Coast Music Award winner. An international star, she has “packed the room” at Pride events and fundraisers all across North America, including the Chicago Gay Games, Vancouver’s Outgames and Gay Whistler Ski Week. She has performed at countless Pride events in locations such as Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and Las Vegas, to name but a few.

August 22, 2013
7:00 PM
One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland
A native of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Kim Kuzma was voted Canada’s Best Independent Artist by fans at canadian-music.com and was a West Coast Music Award winner. An international star, she has “packed the room” at Pride events and fundraisers all across North America.
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 16, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Children near a telescope at a star party

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: The Amazing Telescope

A fantastic full-dome show about the history and science of telescopes.   Who invented the telescope?  How have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe's deepest secrets? 

Hubble Space Telescope

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" follows two young people who attend a star party and learn how telescopes work while they observe many wondrous objects within the cosmos.

Join us for this full dome celebration of the telescope!

August 23, 2013
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
An omni dome show about the history and science of telescopes
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Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, July 15, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 22, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

RUSTY ROCKET'S LAST BLAST

in Full dome Computer animation!

Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!

Our favorite rocket character, Rusty Rocket, was once a slide and is now completely animated.   See this classic planetarium show in full dome computer animation!

Join Rusty Rocket and his band of rocket rookies as they explore the solar system.  From the Martian canyons to Saturn's rings to the Sun's interior, follow Rusty and his students on their solar system odyssey. 

August 24, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
See "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast!" in full dome computer animation! Same Rusty; omni-dome visuals!
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Serious Rooms CD Release Concert

Serious Rooms CD Release Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

SERIOUS ROOMS
CD RELEASE CONCERT  "RANDOM UNIVERSE"
USM SOUTHWORTH PLANETARIUM
Saturday, August 24, 2013
7:00 p.m.
$10.00 admission
(For the price of admission, you'll also receive a copy of the CD.)

The rock band, "Serious Rooms," has chosen the Southworth Planetarium as the venue for its CD Release Concert!      (See the photo of the band members admiring a floating Earth within the planetarium:  Serious Rooms CD Release Concert

Hear selections from their new CD "Random Universe," including "Dreaming in Real Time," and "Walking in the Deep End."

Have you ever experienced live rock music in an enclosed star dome?    Neither have we, yet, and we're scared to death.

Experience the exhilaration this Saturday.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

To reserve your space, call 207-780-4249  or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu

August 24, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Southworth Planetarium
The Southworth Planetarium's first rock concert! Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
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Stonecoast Reading Series: Writing Nature at Stonecoast

Stonecoast Reading Series: Writing Nature at Stonecoast

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Local Sprouts, 649 Congress Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
Robin Talbot
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4428
Contact Email: 
rtalbot@usm.maine.edu

Wednesday, August 28th - Writing Nature at Stonecoast: an Evening of Creative Nonfiction about Nature featuring faculty member Jaed Muncharoen Coffin. 7:00pm at Local Sprouts, 649 Congress Street, Portland, ME.

Jaed Muncharoen Coffin (Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Writing for Social Change) is the author of the memoir A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Da Capo Press/ Perseus 08) which chronicles the time he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother's native village in Thailand. Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times and in a cover story in the Boston GlobeA Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants is now taught in the multicultural curriculum at several colleges and universities including Brown, St. Michael's, Middlebury, and University of Maine, Farmington. Jaed was recently honored as a resident fellow at The Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, where he researched his forthcoming novel, Roughhouse Friday (based on his career as the middleweight champion of an Alaskan barroom boxing circuit). A recipient of a Maine Literary Award, a Ron Brown Fellowship, and a Meyer Grant, Jaed has recently accepted fellowships at The Breadloaf School of English and Franklin & Marshall’s 2009 Emerging Writers Festival. A native of Brunswick, Jaed holds a BA in Philosophy from Middlebury College and an MFA in Fiction from Stonecoast. He now lives in Portland, Maine. 

August 28, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Local Sprouts, 649 Congress Street, Portland
Wednesday, August 28th - Writing Nature at Stonecoast: an Evening of Creative Nonfiction about Nature featuring faculty member Jaed Muncharoen Coffin. 7:00pm at Local Sprouts, 649 Congress Street, Portland, ME
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Biology seminar: Mr. Jess Wheeler

Biology seminar: Mr. Jess Wheeler

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 
165 Science
Contact Name: 
Ken Weber
Contact Phone: 
207.780.4265
Contact Email: 
keweber@usm.maine.edu

Jess Wheeler, M.S. Candidate

"Flying speed and power in Drosophila melanogaster selected for wind tunnel flight"

August 29, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
165 Science
Jess Wheeler, M.S. Biology Candidate, will present his thesis seminar, "Flying speed and power in Drosophila melanogaster selected for wind tunnel flight."
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Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Community Education Center, Second Floor
Contact Name: 
Lisa Sweet
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4165
Contact Email: 
lsweet@usm.maine.edu

The Graduate Student Orientation, for newly matriculated graduate students, will be held on Thursday, August 29th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Abromson Center on the Portland campus.

Representatives from many of USM's student services, including card services (student IDs) will be available from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow with a welcome message from the Dean of Graduate Studies and a fun raffle from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

August 29, 2013
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Abromson Community Education Center, Second Floor
The Graduate Student Orientation, for newly matriculated graduate students, will be held on Thursday, August 29th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Abromson Center on the Portland campus.
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