UPCOMING SHOWS/EVENTS

Wednesday, April 16
1:00 p.m.  TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS   (Tax day show!  Free and open to the public)

Thursday, April 17

7:00 p.m.  SCIENCE LECTURE:  The Science and Hype of Personalized Medicine

Friday, April 18

6:00 p.m. LASER MANIA 2014!   Laser Mania

7:00 p.m. LASER MANIA 2014!    Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Saturday, April 19

1:00 p.m. LASER MANIA 2014!   Laser Orion (followed by Laser Mania)

3:00 p.m.  LASER MANIA 2014!  Laser Perseus/Andromeda (followed by Laser Pop

6:00 p.m. LASER MANIA 2014!  Laser Beatles

7:00 p.m. LASER MANIA 2014!   Pink Floyd's  "The Wall"

Sunday, April 20

1:00 p.m. LASER MANIA 2014!  Laser Perseus/Andromeda (followed by Laser Magic)

3:00 p.m. LASER MANIA 2014!  Laser Orion (followed by Laseropolis)

April 2014 Show Schedule

May 2014 Planetarium Show Schedule

SHOW ADMISSION PRICES

 Lunar Eclipse April 2014     April 15, 2014

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

Laser Show: Laser Orion (followed by Laser Mania)

Laser Show: Laser Orion (followed by Laser Mania)

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER ORION


The story of Orion the Hunter set to full dome laser light.


Followed by the laser music show: Laser Mania


Cost $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space by calling 207-780-4249 or by e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu. You may reserve your tickets in advance and then pay on arrival.

April 19, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Pop")

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Pop")

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

Laser Perseus and Andromeda


The legend of Perseus and Andromeda set to full dome laser animation.


Followed by the music show "Laser Pop"


Cost:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 extra for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space in advance by calling 207-780-4249 or e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu.   You may reserve your space and then pay at the show.

April 19, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

Laser Orion (and Laseropolis)

Laser Orion (and Laseropolis)

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, February 19, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 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

 


Laser Orion and Laseropolis!


The story of Orion the Hunter in full dome laser animation


followed by the laser music show Laseropolis


$5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space. You may reserve in advance and pay when you arrive.

April 20, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

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. 

April 21, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Pop")

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Pop")

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

Laser Perseus and Andromeda


The legend of Perseus and Andromeda set to full dome laser animation.


Followed by the music show "Laser Pop"


Cost:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 extra for 3-D glasses)


You may reserve your space in advance by calling 207-780-4249 or e-mailing egleason@usm.maine.edu.   You may reserve your space and then pay at the show.

April 21, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 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.

April 2014 Night Sky Calendar

Star party

April 2014 Night Sky Calendar


A monthly sky watcher's guide written by the Southworth Planetarium staff.

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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