Wednesday, October 7
1:00 p.m. Natural Selection!

Friday, October 9
7:00 p.m. Natural Selection!
8:30 p.m.
Eight Planets and Counting

October 2015 Planetarium Show Schedule

November 2015 Planetarium Show Schedule 

December 2015 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 that those listed in our schedule.  Please call 207-780-4249 or e-mail for more information.

 HIGHLIGHT EVENT: The Astronomy Cafe:   The Stars!   
Monday, October 12, 2015

Star Cluster


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
October 6, 2015
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 6, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 6, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Southwotrth Planetarium
October 7, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 8, 2015
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium

Birthday Parties at the Planetarium!

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

Portland, ME Tide Chart

Portland Harbor

DATE: TUES, OCT 6, 2015

HIGH TIDE   6:51 a.m.

LOW TIDE   12:32 a.m.

HIGH TIDE   7:10 p.m.

LOW TIDE   12:53 p.m.

LUNAR PHASE:  Waning crescent

Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon chymical wedding

Portland, Maine, USA 

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Civil twilight begins - 6:15 a.m.

Sun rise - 6:44 a.m.

Sun set - 6:14 p.m.

Duration of daylight:   11 hours, 30 minutes   

Civil twilight ends - 6:42 p.m.

Lunation Cycle Number:  1147

Waning crescent 32%

 Lunar phase: Waning gibbous  32% illuminated

Moon rise - 12:37 a.m.

Moon set -  3:05 p.m.

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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