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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. 

11:00 AM to 12:00 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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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

7:00 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 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!

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 
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

 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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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. 

11:00 AM to 12:00 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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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

 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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. 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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

 

11:00 AM to 12:00 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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 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!

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
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!

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 
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. 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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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. 

11:00 AM to 12:00 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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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. 

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 
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

 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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. 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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

 

11:00 AM to 12:00 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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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.

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
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!

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 
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. 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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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. 

11:00 AM to 12:00 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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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

 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
"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

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 
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. 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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

 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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!

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 
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. 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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

7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
 
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About Us

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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