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Understanding Weather Course

Understanding Weather Course

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

UNDERSTANDING WEATHER

Four Tuesday evenings   September 25 - October 16, 2012

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Enrollment:   $60.00

Our introductory meteorology course!   Are you fascinated by weather systems?  If you have always wanted to learn more about our planet's weather, we invite you to enroll in this beginner's course.

How do weather systems form?  How can we predict weather? 

Learn the fundamentals of meterology with the Southworth Planetarium.    Weather map reading; basic weather prediction; fundmental climate science.

Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu for more information or to register.   You may register in advance and pay on the first night of class.

 

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 
Star Dome Astronomy Course

Star Dome Astronomy Course

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

STAR DOME ASTRONOMY:

Six Tuesday evenings:  

Winter Session:    January 21 - March 4, 2014

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Andromeda Galaxy

An introductory astronomy course!    If you have always wanted to learn astronomy, but were not sure how to begin, we invite you to enroll in Star Dome Astronomy!

Learn how to read star charts, find the constellations, track planetary motions, and how stars work!

We spend a part of each class in our dome theatre under the stars, hence the title "Star Dome Astronomy."

 

We invite you to join us as we explore the Universe!

 

 

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
 
 
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!

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 
IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 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


IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System

An omni-dome (full dome) presentation about the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) probe.      Launched in 2008, the IBEX craft collects energized neutral particles emitted from the heliosphere: the "bubble" enclosing the solar system.   These collections enable the IBEX probe to construct an image of the membrane surrounding us.  The same membrane that protects the solar system from harmful galactic particles.

How does the IBEX probe work?    How does it communicate with Earth?

Join us for this fascinating full-dome show about the IBEX probe and its bold mission to explore the solar system's final frontier. 

Show duration:  31 minutes

(Note: show presentation includes a night sky tour, so the entire program is approximately 45 minutes.)

For more information about this probe, visit http://ibex.swri.edu/

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 
MOON WITCH

MOON WITCH

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 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

MOON WITCH LOGO

The Southworth Planetarium's Annual Halloween Show!

MOON WITCH

Two trick-or-treaters, Billy and Diana, venture out on Halloween night in search of candy.   As they walk through the neighborhood, Billy scares Diana will tales of the child-eating Moon witch!    The terrified Diana demands to return home, where she is comforted by her mother.

Diana and her mother with a flashlight

For the remainder of the evening, Diana and her Mom discover how wonderful the Moon truly is:  from its changing shape (phases), the way it seems to follow you in the sky, and even why it appears large on the horizon.

Diana and her father watching the Moon from the porch

Diana then becomes fascinated by the Moon and learns everything she can about it.     Join Diana as she discovers the wonders of the Moon!

Production of the Sudekum Planetarium.

Show duration (not including night sky tour):   21 minutes

The entire presentation with night sky tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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MOON WITCH

MOON WITCH

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 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

MOON WITCH LOGO

The Southworth Planetarium's Annual Halloween Show!

MOON WITCH

Two trick-or-treaters, Billy and Diana, venture out on Halloween night in search of candy.   As they walk through the neighborhood, Billy scares Diana will tales of the child-eating Moon witch!    The terrified Diana demands to return home, where she is comforted by her mother.

Diana and her mother with a flashlight

For the remainder of the evening, Diana and her Mom discover how wonderful the Moon truly is:  from its changing shape (phases), the way it seems to follow you in the sky, and even why it appears large on the horizon.

Diana and her father watching the Moon from the porch

Diana then becomes fascinated by the Moon and learns everything she can about it.     Join Diana as she discovers the wonders of the Moon!

Production of the Sudekum Planetarium.

Show duration (not including night sky tour):   21 minutes

The entire presentation with night sky tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
 
Understanding Weather Course

Understanding Weather Course

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

UNDERSTANDING WEATHER

Four Tuesday evenings   September 25 - October 16, 2012

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Enrollment:   $60.00

Our introductory meteorology course!   Are you fascinated by weather systems?  If you have always wanted to learn more about our planet's weather, we invite you to enroll in this beginner's course.

How do weather systems form?  How can we predict weather? 

Learn the fundamentals of meterology with the Southworth Planetarium.    Weather map reading; basic weather prediction; fundmental climate science.

Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu for more information or to register.   You may register in advance and pay on the first night of class.

 

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 
Star Dome Astronomy Course

Star Dome Astronomy Course

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

STAR DOME ASTRONOMY:

Six Tuesday evenings:  

Winter Session:    January 21 - March 4, 2014

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Andromeda Galaxy

An introductory astronomy course!    If you have always wanted to learn astronomy, but were not sure how to begin, we invite you to enroll in Star Dome Astronomy!

Learn how to read star charts, find the constellations, track planetary motions, and how stars work!

We spend a part of each class in our dome theatre under the stars, hence the title "Star Dome Astronomy."

 

We invite you to join us as we explore the Universe!

 

 

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
 
Night Sky Mythology Course

Night Sky Mythology Course

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 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


NIGHT SKY MYTHOLOGY


Four class sessions


October 7, 9, 14 and 16th at  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Where: Southworth Planetarium


Cost:  $60.00 enrollment ($40.00 members)


Learn about more than 45 asterisms, constellations, stars, planets and night sky features and discover their compelling stories.   Our most popular course "Night Sky Mythology" is an odyssey of adventure, romance, epic battles and intrigue.   Conducted for four weeks in the star dome theatre, "Night Sky Mythology" gives you multicultural stories and practical experience to help you find your way around the night sky while discovering the riche mythological tapestry of the stars.


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

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 
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!

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, July 6, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, July 13, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, July 20, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, July 27, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, August 10, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, August 17, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, August 24, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 14, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

Observatory

An omni dome program about the history and science of telescopes. How have astronomers used these telescopes to learn more about the Universe?

This full dome show follows the history of the telescope and of our own understanding of the Universe!   

 

 

 

 

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 
MOON WITCH

MOON WITCH

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 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

MOON WITCH LOGO

The Southworth Planetarium's Annual Halloween Show!

MOON WITCH

Two trick-or-treaters, Billy and Diana, venture out on Halloween night in search of candy.   As they walk through the neighborhood, Billy scares Diana will tales of the child-eating Moon witch!    The terrified Diana demands to return home, where she is comforted by her mother.

Diana and her mother with a flashlight

For the remainder of the evening, Diana and her Mom discover how wonderful the Moon truly is:  from its changing shape (phases), the way it seems to follow you in the sky, and even why it appears large on the horizon.

Diana and her father watching the Moon from the porch

Diana then becomes fascinated by the Moon and learns everything she can about it.     Join Diana as she discovers the wonders of the Moon!

Production of the Sudekum Planetarium.

Show duration (not including night sky tour):   21 minutes

The entire presentation with night sky tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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MOON WITCH

MOON WITCH

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 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

MOON WITCH LOGO

The Southworth Planetarium's Annual Halloween Show!

MOON WITCH

Two trick-or-treaters, Billy and Diana, venture out on Halloween night in search of candy.   As they walk through the neighborhood, Billy scares Diana will tales of the child-eating Moon witch!    The terrified Diana demands to return home, where she is comforted by her mother.

Diana and her mother with a flashlight

For the remainder of the evening, Diana and her Mom discover how wonderful the Moon truly is:  from its changing shape (phases), the way it seems to follow you in the sky, and even why it appears large on the horizon.

Diana and her father watching the Moon from the porch

Diana then becomes fascinated by the Moon and learns everything she can about it.     Join Diana as she discovers the wonders of the Moon!

Production of the Sudekum Planetarium.

Show duration (not including night sky tour):   21 minutes

The entire presentation with night sky tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
 
Understanding Weather Course

Understanding Weather Course

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

UNDERSTANDING WEATHER

Four Tuesday evenings   September 25 - October 16, 2012

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Enrollment:   $60.00

Our introductory meteorology course!   Are you fascinated by weather systems?  If you have always wanted to learn more about our planet's weather, we invite you to enroll in this beginner's course.

How do weather systems form?  How can we predict weather? 

Learn the fundamentals of meterology with the Southworth Planetarium.    Weather map reading; basic weather prediction; fundmental climate science.

Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu for more information or to register.   You may register in advance and pay on the first night of class.

 

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 
Science Lecture: Investigating Earth from Space

Science Lecture: Investigating Earth from Space

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 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

Earth from Space

SCIENCE LECTURE: "INVESTIGATING EARTH FROM SPACE"

Tuesday, October 16, 2012   7:00 p.m.

USM Geologist Dr. Irwin Novak delivers a presentation about remote sensing techniques scientists use to learn Earth's secrets from outer space observatories.       From climate alterations to the planet's magnetic field to storm system tracking, learn what we have discovered about Earth simply by looking down at it.

Admission by donation.

Call 207-780-4249 for more information or to reserve your space.

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
Star Dome Astronomy Course

Star Dome Astronomy Course

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

STAR DOME ASTRONOMY:

Six Tuesday evenings:  

Winter Session:    January 21 - March 4, 2014

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Andromeda Galaxy

An introductory astronomy course!    If you have always wanted to learn astronomy, but were not sure how to begin, we invite you to enroll in Star Dome Astronomy!

Learn how to read star charts, find the constellations, track planetary motions, and how stars work!

We spend a part of each class in our dome theatre under the stars, hence the title "Star Dome Astronomy."

 

We invite you to join us as we explore the Universe!

 

 

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
 
Night Sky Mythology Course

Night Sky Mythology Course

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 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


NIGHT SKY MYTHOLOGY


Four class sessions


October 7, 9, 14 and 16th at  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Where: Southworth Planetarium


Cost:  $60.00 enrollment ($40.00 members)


Learn about more than 45 asterisms, constellations, stars, planets and night sky features and discover their compelling stories.   Our most popular course "Night Sky Mythology" is an odyssey of adventure, romance, epic battles and intrigue.   Conducted for four weeks in the star dome theatre, "Night Sky Mythology" gives you multicultural stories and practical experience to help you find your way around the night sky while discovering the riche mythological tapestry of the stars.


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

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 
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!

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

IBEX FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 18, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 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


IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System

An omni-dome (full dome) presentation about the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) probe.      Launched in 2008, the IBEX craft collects energized neutral particles emitted from the heliosphere: the "bubble" enclosing the solar system.   These collections enable the IBEX probe to construct an image of the membrane surrounding us.  The same membrane that protects the solar system from harmful galactic particles.

How does the IBEX probe work?    How does it communicate with Earth?

Join us for this fascinating full-dome show about the IBEX probe and its bold mission to explore the solar system's final frontier. 

Show duration:  31 minutes

(Note: show presentation includes a night sky tour, so the entire program is approximately 45 minutes.)

For more information about this probe, visit http://ibex.swri.edu/

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 
MOON WITCH

MOON WITCH

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 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

MOON WITCH LOGO

The Southworth Planetarium's Annual Halloween Show!

MOON WITCH

Two trick-or-treaters, Billy and Diana, venture out on Halloween night in search of candy.   As they walk through the neighborhood, Billy scares Diana will tales of the child-eating Moon witch!    The terrified Diana demands to return home, where she is comforted by her mother.

Diana and her mother with a flashlight

For the remainder of the evening, Diana and her Mom discover how wonderful the Moon truly is:  from its changing shape (phases), the way it seems to follow you in the sky, and even why it appears large on the horizon.

Diana and her father watching the Moon from the porch

Diana then becomes fascinated by the Moon and learns everything she can about it.     Join Diana as she discovers the wonders of the Moon!

Production of the Sudekum Planetarium.

Show duration (not including night sky tour):   21 minutes

The entire presentation with night sky tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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MOON WITCH

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 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

MOON WITCH LOGO

The Southworth Planetarium's Annual Halloween Show!

MOON WITCH

Two trick-or-treaters, Billy and Diana, venture out on Halloween night in search of candy.   As they walk through the neighborhood, Billy scares Diana will tales of the child-eating Moon witch!    The terrified Diana demands to return home, where she is comforted by her mother.

Diana and her mother with a flashlight

For the remainder of the evening, Diana and her Mom discover how wonderful the Moon truly is:  from its changing shape (phases), the way it seems to follow you in the sky, and even why it appears large on the horizon.

Diana and her father watching the Moon from the porch

Diana then becomes fascinated by the Moon and learns everything she can about it.     Join Diana as she discovers the wonders of the Moon!

Production of the Sudekum Planetarium.

Show duration (not including night sky tour):   21 minutes

The entire presentation with night sky tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
 
Star Dome Astronomy Course

Star Dome Astronomy Course

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

STAR DOME ASTRONOMY:

Six Tuesday evenings:  

Winter Session:    January 21 - March 4, 2014

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Andromeda Galaxy

An introductory astronomy course!    If you have always wanted to learn astronomy, but were not sure how to begin, we invite you to enroll in Star Dome Astronomy!

Learn how to read star charts, find the constellations, track planetary motions, and how stars work!

We spend a part of each class in our dome theatre under the stars, hence the title "Star Dome Astronomy."

 

We invite you to join us as we explore the Universe!

 

 

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
 
Night Sky Mythology Course

Night Sky Mythology Course

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 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


NIGHT SKY MYTHOLOGY


Four class sessions


October 7, 9, 14 and 16th at  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Where: Southworth Planetarium


Cost:  $60.00 enrollment ($40.00 members)


Learn about more than 45 asterisms, constellations, stars, planets and night sky features and discover their compelling stories.   Our most popular course "Night Sky Mythology" is an odyssey of adventure, romance, epic battles and intrigue.   Conducted for four weeks in the star dome theatre, "Night Sky Mythology" gives you multicultural stories and practical experience to help you find your way around the night sky while discovering the riche mythological tapestry of the stars.


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

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 
12th Annual Halloween Party

12th Annual Halloween Party

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 26, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 25, 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

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11th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY!

The Southworth Planetarium offers its 12th annual Halloween Party!   During this year's program we add a new live-action program called "SKY MONSTERS!"  A look at some of the the horrid monsters in the stars, including Draco the Dragon and Medusa!

We'll have also have our Moon Witch show, telescope viewing and it is followed by our 5th annual THE GHOST HOUR

And, if that is not enough of an an inducement, we'll have free food!!

Admission:   $6.00 per person;  $2.00 if you wear a costume!

SCHEDULE

6:15 p.m. MOON WITCH

6:40 p.m.  SKY MONSTERS!

7:00 p.m.  MOON WITCH

7:20 p.m.  SKY MONSTERS!

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
THE GHOST HOUR

THE GHOST HOUR

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 25, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

London after midnightTHE GHOST HOUR

The scariest hour of our year!

Friday, October 25, 2013  8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

After our Halloween Party, the dome is transformed into a sphere of terror and suspense!     Join us for an old fashioned hour of ghost stories under the stars.

Lon Chaney   Old stories and new stories!

Tales of supernatural horror and yarns from the other world and a few surprises here and there.

Victorian Vault

Admission:   $5.00

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
MOON WITCH

MOON WITCH

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 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

MOON WITCH LOGO

The Southworth Planetarium's Annual Halloween Show!

MOON WITCH

Two trick-or-treaters, Billy and Diana, venture out on Halloween night in search of candy.   As they walk through the neighborhood, Billy scares Diana will tales of the child-eating Moon witch!    The terrified Diana demands to return home, where she is comforted by her mother.

Diana and her mother with a flashlight

For the remainder of the evening, Diana and her Mom discover how wonderful the Moon truly is:  from its changing shape (phases), the way it seems to follow you in the sky, and even why it appears large on the horizon.

Diana and her father watching the Moon from the porch

Diana then becomes fascinated by the Moon and learns everything she can about it.     Join Diana as she discovers the wonders of the Moon!

Production of the Sudekum Planetarium.

Show duration (not including night sky tour):   21 minutes

The entire presentation with night sky tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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MOON WITCH

MOON WITCH

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 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

MOON WITCH LOGO

The Southworth Planetarium's Annual Halloween Show!

MOON WITCH

Two trick-or-treaters, Billy and Diana, venture out on Halloween night in search of candy.   As they walk through the neighborhood, Billy scares Diana will tales of the child-eating Moon witch!    The terrified Diana demands to return home, where she is comforted by her mother.

Diana and her mother with a flashlight

For the remainder of the evening, Diana and her Mom discover how wonderful the Moon truly is:  from its changing shape (phases), the way it seems to follow you in the sky, and even why it appears large on the horizon.

Diana and her father watching the Moon from the porch

Diana then becomes fascinated by the Moon and learns everything she can about it.     Join Diana as she discovers the wonders of the Moon!

Production of the Sudekum Planetarium.

Show duration (not including night sky tour):   21 minutes

The entire presentation with night sky tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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What can you do at the Southworth Planetarium?  See a showenroll in a classattend a lecture, buy fascinating science toys, explore our exhibit area, learn the night sky.

We are open throughout the week. Not only do we have public shows, but we offer private shows to school groups, scout troops, birthday parties, business organizations, and more.

Like the Universe, itself, the more you explore the planetarium, the more you'll discover!  

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