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This September: Dinosaurs Attack the Southworth Planetarium!

Dinosaurs at Dusk, a whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs, starts this September at USM’s Southworth Planetarium! This full-dome, computer-animated dinosaur show is a larger-than-life extravaganza rife with roaring monsters bounding, stomping, flying, hunting, and foraging frenetically above us.

Propel yourself back through the epochs to explore an Earth teeming with Pteradons, Triceratrops and, of course, the ferocious T-Rex! A father and daughter fly through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous to soar with the Quetzacoatlus, escape from raptors and ride behind the Argentinosaurus. Our two protagonists rappel off ice cliffs, hang glide over canyons, and hike through the exotic vistas:  vistas the audience will experience in 360-degree, full-dome clarity. They also find the "Philosopher's Stone," the 10-mile wide asteroid that crashed on Earth 65 million years ago to end the dinosaur epoch in a fiery, global catastrophe. And, yes, they experience that cataclysmic event.

Dinosaurs at Dusk is the most cheerfully beautiful program the Southworth Planetarium has offered to date,” says Edward Gleason, Manager of the Southworth Planetarium. “This program will make you want to flee outside at a full sprint and scale a cliff just so that you can slap on a wing suit and base jump off it!”  

This September, come to the Southworth Planetarium and venture back to the Mesozoic era for a personal odyssey through the realm of the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs at Dusk is approximately 45 minutes in length and is suitable for family audiences. First showings will be Friday, September 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Considering this is a full-dome dinosaur show, making reservations is advisable! Call 207-780-4249 or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu for more information or to reserve your space. More details including show listings, schedules, and admission prices can be found on the Southworth Planetarium website at usm.maine.edu/planet.

Trailers and stills for “Dinosaurs at Dusk” can be found on the Loch Ness Productions website at: http://www.lochnessproductions.com/shows/mirage3d/dad_previews.html

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