WELCOME TO THE SOUTHWORTH PLANETARIUM'S WEB SITE!  We are delighted you're on this web-site!   We offer shows, classes, First Friday Art Walk, lectures, and much more!  Listen to our weekly radio program: WMPG: Radio Astronomy!   The Southworth Planetarium: Made from the best stuff off Earth!

Refer to the "Quick Links" at the right hand side of this web site for information pertaining to our special programs and events.

While here, please be sure to consult our August 2016 Planetarium Show Schedule. Find DIRECTIONS and information about PARKING!  Learn about Setting up a Group Show!  Do you have an astronomy question? Ask the Staff Astronomer!

Let us know how we can assist you.  

Contacting us is easy.  Call 207-780-4249  or e-mail  edward.gleason@maine.edu


Thursday, September 1

Friday, September 2
7:00 p.m. Natural Selection!
8:30 p.m. Eight Planets and Counting

Saturday, September 3
3:00 p.m. Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

Sunday, September 4
3:00 p.m. Eight Planets and Counting

Monday, September 5  (LABOR DAY)
1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk!


September 2016 Planetarium Show Schedule

October 2016 Planetarium Show Schedule

November 2016 Planetarium Show Schedule

December 2016 Planetarium Show Schedule

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


News & Events

Dinosaurs at Dusk, a whirlwind time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs, starts this September at USM’s Southworth Planetarium!
Asteroid contrail over Urals
An asteroid explodes over the Ural Mountains Friday, injuring more than 900
August 31, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 31, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 1, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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September 2, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 2, 2016
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Birthday Parties at the Planetarium!

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

GROUP SHOWS ON DEMAND: 30 show choices!


Space Park Infinity

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

Choose from more than 30 options!

Shows on Demand: Thirty choices for you and your group

About Us

What can you do at the Southworth Planetarium?  See a showenroll in a classattend a lecture, buy fascinating science toys, explore our exhibit area, learn the night sky.

We are open throughout the week. Not only do we have public shows, but we offer private shows to school groups, scout troops, birthday parties, business organizations, and more.

Like the Universe, itself, the more you explore the planetarium, the more you'll discover!  


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