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(Refer to the "Quick Links" to the right for information pertaining to our special programs and events.)

Tuesday, May 3:

1:00 p.m. TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

Wednesday, May 4

1:00 p.m. Eight Planets and Counting
Friday, May 6

5:00 p.m.  First Friday Art Walk: May 6, 2016: "Prayers Made Visible"

7:00 p.m. IBEX! Search for the Solar System's Edge

8:30 p.m. Natural Selection!


May 2016 Planetarium Show Schedule
June 2016 Planetarium Show Schedule
July 2016 Planetarium Show Schedule
August 2016 Planetarium Show Schedule

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Southworth Planetarium is available for group shows throughout the day.  You may schedule your group showings for times other that those listed in our schedule.  Please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail  edward.gleason@maine.edu for more information

 

News & Events

Dinosaurs at Dusk, a whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs, starts this September at USM’s Southworth Planetarium!
Asteroid contrail over Urals
An asteroid explodes over the Ural Mountains Friday, injuring more than 900
May 4, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 5, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 6, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 6, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 6, 2016
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium

Birthday Parties at the Planetarium!

The planetarium is a perfect place to celebrate a birthday!   Our rates are reasonable; our facility is "spacey"; our staff is beyond friendly; our shows are engaging; and the experience is educational as well as being entertaining.

GROUP SHOWS ON DEMAND: 30 show choices!

 

Space Park Infinity

The Southworth Planetarium now offers school groups, recreation centers, and all other organizations more than 30 new show choices with our "Shows on Demand" feature! Shows about the the birth of the Universe, TimeSpace, origins of life, the Hubble Space Telescope, Classical Mythology and much more!

Choose from more than 30 options!

Shows on Demand: Thirty choices for you and your group

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!  

 

SPECIAL DEAL:  Groups can visit both the Southworth Planetarium and the Portland Science Center and receive a discount to both venues!

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