Planetarium Show: In My Backyard

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, 120 Munson Road, Orono, Maine

For more information: Alan Davenport; 2075811341;

Ages 4-8 and their families

With song and colorful animation it is an adventure to explore a backyard like this one with children’s song writer, Fred Penner, of Nickelodeon fame. His excitement and love of nature takes visitors on a tour of daytime discovery and then the wonders of the night sky. The changing seasons, rainbows, constellation patterns, planets and moon phases set to music are just a few of the treats in store. From day to night to sunrise, looking at the world and space around us, My Big Backyard is a journey that shows how much fun learning about our world can be.

Sunday, March 16, 23, 30

Planetarium shows are held every Friday and Sunday at 7 PM and 2 PM, respectively. For more information, visit