Monday, November 23
1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Tuesday, November 24
1:00 p.m. Natural Selection!


Saturday, November 28
3:00 p.m. Eight Planets and Counting

Sunday, November 29
3:00 p.m. Rusty Rocket in Full Dome!

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.


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
November 28, 2015
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
November 29, 2015
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
November 30, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
December 1, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
December 2, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 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: MON, NOV 23, 2015

HIGH TIDE  8:07 a.m.

LOW TIDE  1:49 a.m.

HIGH TIDE  8:41 p.m.

LOW TIDE  2:27 p.m.

LUNAR PHASE:  Waxing gibbous 

Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon chymical wedding

Portland, Maine, USA 

Date: Monday, November 23, 2015

Civil twilight begins - 6:13 a.m.

Sun rise - 6:45 a.m.

Sun set - 4:10 p.m.

Duration of daylight:   9 hours, 25 minutes

Civil twilight ends - 4:41 p.m.

Lunation Cycle Number:  1149

waxing gibbous moon


 Lunar phase: Waxing crescent 93% illuminated

Moon rise - 2:59 p.m.

Moon set - 4:52 a.m. (11/24/15)

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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