May 26, 2018
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Jordan Planetarium announces starry summer shows


ORONO, Maine — The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium at the University of Maine this summer will offer tours of the nighttime constellations and family star shows.

At 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday in June and at 11 a.m. in July and August, the starry dome in Wingate Hall will showcase popular features for young stargazers.

Show titles rotate through the summer, including programs such as “Earth’s Wild Ride,” “The Little Star That Could” and “Worlds of Wonder,” designed to foster better understanding of the planet and the universe, planetarium Director Alan Davenport said in a press release.

For the more advanced stargazers and space fans, a few select days feature explorations such as “Black Holes,” “Origins of Life” and other intriguing topics. Programs include a tour of the summer night sky to introduce highlights that are worth finding on a clear, lazy summer’s night, Davenport said.

Admission is $3 per person.

For information and reservations, call 581-1341 or email or visit

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