Planetarium

Day Courses

The Southworth Planetarium is starting a "day courses" program.  We will continually add other courses to this selection.   For more information about these classes or to register, please contact edward.gleason@maine.edu

 All classes either meet or exceed the Maine State Learning Standards.
We do accept payment plans!  Ask us for details.  FALL   2017 SCHEDULE auroa and meteors 
"Astronomy a la Carte" Fall 2017 Session

September 13 - December 13, 2017 10:30 a.m. - noon

Thirteen "stand alone" astronomy classes covering topics ranging from the moon to galaxies to star charts and the Big Bang.  Attend some or all of the classes.  Designed for students who want to learn astronomy in small doses.   Seven sisters Celestial Mythology!Four Thursdays   10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
October 19, 26 and November 2, and 9
A complete 52-constellation tour of the night sky.     Each week we focus on a different season.   By the end of the four-week course, we will have explored every constellation visible in our night sky.     (March 16 - Autumn; March 23 - Winter; March 30 - Spring; April 6 - Summer).    If you've always wanted to know the constellations and their stories, this class will show you all of those we can see here in Southern Maine.