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USM's Southworth Planetarium featured in the Sun Journal

Southworth Planetarium

The Sun Journal featured USM's Southworth Planetarium and suggested the venue as a great option to consider for New Year's Eve.

"From galactic roller coasters to Hubble images, the planetarium at Portland’s University of Southern Maine offers a universe of shows to ring in 2019."

The planetarium on USM's Portland Campus is visited by about 17,000 people each year for shows, classes, lectures, concerts and other programs.

"The New Year’s Eve event this year will also feature some of the planetarium’s older, well-known shows, including the not-so-educational-but-tons-of-fun immersive thrill ride called “Space Park 360 Infinity.”

“It’s as though you’re going on roller coaster rides and scrambler rides on other planets,” Gleason said. “It’s very popular, but we don’t recommend it for people prone to motion sickness. It’s more convincing than you think it would be.”

Attendees can extend the evening and ring in 2019 watching the ball drop from Times Square on the full dome screen.

Read the full article at the Sun Journal.