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The April Fool's Show

The April Fool's Show

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 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

THE APRIL FOOL'S SHOW!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014    7:00 p.m.

Jester

We continue a particularly idiotic planetarium tradition.  "THE APRIL FOOL'S SHOW" is a complete mystery.  We have no idea which program we'll present until the very moment the program starts. (We actually roll a 20-sized Dungeons and Dragons die to determine the show.)     This is the only program of the year that is unknown to both the audience and presenter.

It could be:

EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING OMNI DOME SHOW

Full Dome: The Little Star That Could

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System

"Transit of Venus" Show!

Rusty Rocket

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Come to the "April Fool's Show" and find out for yourself!

$3.00 per person

$9.00 if you wear a costume. 

That's right.  We'll charge you triple the rate if you show up in a costume.

Pink Bunny suit "That IS stupid!"

Call 207-780-4249       or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space or for more information.

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 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249

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
 
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 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

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

EIGHT PLANETS OMNI DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

Solar System

"EIGHT PLANETS AND COUNTING" OMNI DOME SHOW!

We're offering an updated version of the "Eight Planets and Counting" program!     Humanity's knowledge of the solar system has changed dramatically within the last few years.    As we know the International Astronomical Union has demoted Pluto, but astronomers have also found an array of other bodies, called "Trans-Neptunian Objects."  

The omni-dome "Eight Planets and Counting" program guides you through the solar system: from our parent star, the Sun, out to the realm beyond Neptune.   Along the way, we'll visit each of the eight planets in turn, we'll explore the Moon, and we'll fly through the asteroid belt. 

Join us for this fantastic full dome odyssey through the solar system!

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 
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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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 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

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

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!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 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

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

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 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249

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
 
 
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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 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

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
 
 
TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249

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
 
Science and Hype in Personalized Medicine

Science and Hype in Personalized Medicine

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 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

Professor Brazeua will deliver the lecture “The Genomics Revolution and Personalized Medicine - the Science and the Hype.” Brazeau will offer a realistic understanding of the roles that such factors as environmental issues and human genetics play in the effectiveness of drugs on individuals.

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 
Laser Mania!

Laser Mania!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

LASER MANIA!


The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show featuring skyscrapers, video game aliens, the "Time Warp Medley" and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 
Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

 


LASER FEST MUSIC SHOW:


Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"


Pink Floyd's classic album set to full dome laser lights.


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.

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
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.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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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.

3:00 PM to 4:00 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
 
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.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER ORION (followed by Laser Pop)


The story of Orion the Hunter re told in full dome laser light.   Following the show we'll have "Laser Pop," a fun, high-energy rock laser show featuring the music of the Beach Boys, Pink, N'Sync, and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 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

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Electrolaze!

Electrolaze!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 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

ELECTROLAZE!



A brand new rock/dance/techno omni dome show!     The loudest, most energetic, hyperkinetic laser show you've ever seen in our planetarium.


A roar for the spirit and a strain for the cardio-vascular system!


 


$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 or for more information.


 


 

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 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 PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA


The Perseus/Andromeda legend in full dome laser animation.


Followed by the high energy laser music show  "Laser Mania"


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.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Laser Mania: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

 


LASER FEST MUSIC SHOW:


Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"


Pink Floyd's classic album set to full dome laser lights.


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.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 
Laser Show: Laser Hypnotica

Laser Show: Laser Hypnotica

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER Hypnotica!


Do you trip like we do? Here's your chance to find out. A selection of hypnotic, techno unes that will transport you beyond the transcendental. (No, that wasn't supposed to make sense.) A laser experience unlike any other. Add the 3-D glasses and you'll finally understand quantum physics, Dr. Feynmann.


 


Cost: $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.

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by Laseropolis)

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by Laseropolis)

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA


(followed by Laseropolis)


The Perseus/Andromeda legend retold in full dome laser animation.  The rock laser show "Laseropolis," featuring the music of Oasis, Boston and more, follows.


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

12:00 PM to 1:00 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
 
Laser Show: Laser Hypnotica

Laser Show: Laser Hypnotica

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER Hypnotica!


Do you trip like we do? Here's your chance to find out. A selection of hypnotic, techno unes that will transport you beyond the transcendental. (No, that wasn't supposed to make sense.) A laser experience unlike any other. Add the 3-D glasses and you'll finally understand quantum physics, Dr. Feynmann.


 


Cost: $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.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER ORION (followed by Laser Pop)


The story of Orion the Hunter re told in full dome laser light.   Following the show we'll have "Laser Pop," a fun, high-energy rock laser show featuring the music of the Beach Boys, Pink, N'Sync, and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Electrolaze!

Electrolaze!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 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

ELECTROLAZE!



A brand new rock/dance/techno omni dome show!     The loudest, most energetic, hyperkinetic laser show you've ever seen in our planetarium.


A roar for the spirit and a strain for the cardio-vascular system!


 


$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 or for more information.


 


 

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 
Laser show: Fright Light

Laser show: Fright Light

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, February 24, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

FRIGHT LIGHT


Frightful music such as 'Thriller,' 'Monster Medley,' 'Radioactive Hamsters from Mars,' and much more. All set to full dome laser animation!


Cost: $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.


 

7:00 PM to 8:00 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
 
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.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 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

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Laser Show: Laser Retro

Laser Show: Laser Retro

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER RETRO:  Take a step back in time to experience yesterday's music. Duran Duran, Eurthmics, INXS,Red Rider, the Police, and otherr retro tunes


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..

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
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.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Laser Mania!

Laser Mania!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

LASER MANIA!


The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show featuring skyscrapers, video game aliens, the "Time Warp Medley" and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by Laser Magic)

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by Laser Magic)

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

 


LASER FEST SHOW


Laser Perseus and Andromeda


The Perseus/Andromeda story depicted in full dome laser animation.


Followed by the music show: Laser Magic


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.

12:00 PM to 1:00 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
 
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.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
LASER : Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

LASER : Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 20, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER SHOW: The music of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" set to full dome laser light.


Cost: $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.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 
Laser show: Fright Light

Laser show: Fright Light

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, February 24, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

FRIGHT LIGHT


Frightful music such as 'Thriller,' 'Monster Medley,' 'Radioactive Hamsters from Mars,' and much more. All set to full dome laser animation!


Cost: $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.


 

7:00 PM to 8:00 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
 
Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER ORION (followed by Laser Pop)


The story of Orion the Hunter re told in full dome laser light.   Following the show we'll have "Laser Pop," a fun, high-energy rock laser show featuring the music of the Beach Boys, Pink, N'Sync, and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 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

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Laser Vinyl

Laser Vinyl

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER MUSIC SHOW:


Laser Vinyl: Like Laser Retro, only a bit harder! AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Boston and other early hard rock bands that annoyed your parents and now annoy your children.


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.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 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 PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA


The Perseus/Andromeda legend in full dome laser animation.


Followed by the high energy laser music show  "Laser Mania"


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.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Laser Mania!

Laser Mania!

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

LASER MANIA!


The manic, hyper-kinetic full dome laser music show featuring skyscrapers, video game aliens, the "Time Warp Medley" and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 
Electrolaze!

Electrolaze!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 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

ELECTROLAZE!



A brand new rock/dance/techno omni dome show!     The loudest, most energetic, hyperkinetic laser show you've ever seen in our planetarium.


A roar for the spirit and a strain for the cardio-vascular system!


 


$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 or for more information.


 


 

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
Laser show: Fright Light

Laser show: Fright Light

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, February 24, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

FRIGHT LIGHT


Frightful music such as 'Thriller,' 'Monster Medley,' 'Radioactive Hamsters from Mars,' and much more. All set to full dome laser animation!


Cost: $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.


 

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by Laser Magic)

Laser Perseus and Andromeda (followed by Laser Magic)

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

 


LASER FEST SHOW


Laser Perseus and Andromeda


The Perseus/Andromeda story depicted in full dome laser animation.


Followed by the music show: Laser Magic


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.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
LASER : Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

LASER : Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 20, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

 


LASER SHOW: The music of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" set to full dome laser light.


Cost: $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.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 
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Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Laser Orion (followed by Laser Pop)

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium

LASER ORION (followed by Laser Pop)


The story of Orion the Hunter re told in full dome laser light.   Following the show we'll have "Laser Pop," a fun, high-energy rock laser show featuring the music of the Beach Boys, Pink, N'Sync, and more!


Admission:   $5.50 per person


($1.00 for 3-D glasses)


For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu.  You may reserve tickets in advance and pay on arrival. 


Full schedule:   LASER MANIA APRIL!!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Laser Show: Perseus and Andromeda (followed by "Laser Mania")

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 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 PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA


The Perseus/Andromeda legend in full dome laser animation.


Followed by the high energy laser music show  "Laser Mania"


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.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monday, April 28, 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

 DINOSAURS AT DUSK!

more dinosaurs

 

A whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs!

 

We have to tell you that we've been waiting aeons to announce that we have a full dome, computer animated dinosaurs show! A larger than life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters from the ancient age: bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

 

Well, by heavens, now we can tell the world that the dinosaurs have arrived at the Southworth Planetarium! (Or, to get the verb tense right, they WILL arrive on September 6, 2013.)

 

Dinosaurs!

 

Propel yourself back through the epochs toexplore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious -and therefore wonderfully marketable- T-Rex!

 

Sir Richard Owen*

 

And, if we can say so, this is NOT your great great great grandfather's dinosaur show with slides and lethargic Sunday afternoon nature special narration. Instead, we're embarking on a causality violating adventure through time to discover a planet dominated by the largest land animals that ever set claw to topsoil.

 

Dinosaurs

 

This September, come back to the Southworth Planetarium and then venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs.

 

Matinee and evening shows!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
 
TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS FULL DOME SHOW

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 2, 2012, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249

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
 
 
 
 
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