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November 2016 Maine Science Festival partner events

Science doesn’t stop in Maine. Our partners have a number of public science events coming up in November.  See what’s happening near you and remember that #scienceiseverywhere.


Thursday, November 3rd, 7:00pm: the MSF and Emera Astronomy Center are teaming up for an MSF Pop-Up event. The Emera Astronomy Center’s Science Lecture Series will feature MSF presenter Chuck Carter from Eagre Games who will discuss Art and Science: Visualizing Complex Ideas for Everyone. During this presentation he will share the process of taking a complex idea and making images from them and how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will play an important role in our future in numerous ways. Tickets are available at

November 15th to 20th: the University of Maine’s School of Perfoming Arts is presenting the play Constellations in the planetarium. Full schedule can be found at

Regular public programs are available on Friday evenings at 7pm (Dynamic Earth) Sunday afternoons at 2pm (One World, One Sky: Big Birds Adventure). More information

Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12.

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road, Orono



November 3rd, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Aquaponics Family Science Night. Learn about aquaculture and aquaponics with hands-on STEM activities. Activities geared towards grades K-5.

$4.00/person advance admission. $12 / family maximum ($5.00/person – $15 / family maximum at the door. Register at

November 4th, 10:00am-11:30am: Aquaponics Homeschool Program. Learn about aquaculture and aquaponics with hands-on STEM activities. Activities geared towards grades 1-8.

$15/student. Register at

November 5th: Aquaponics Scout Program. Learn about aquaculture and aquaponics with hands-on STEM activities.

Cub Scouts, 10:00am-11:30am; activities geared towards grades 1-5; $15/scout. Register at

Girl Scouts, 12:30pm-2:00pm; activities geared towards grades 1-5; $16/scout. Registration for Challenger’s Aquaponics event will be through the Girl Scouts of Maine website: click here. (Login to GSME ebiz to find event, register and pay)

Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way, Bangor



November 16, 6:00 pm: The Behavior and Biology of Addiction: Community Event and Panel Discussion. Heroin and other opiate addiction is a serious problem in our state and our nation -impacting our families and friends and leading to incarceration and overdose as well as community and family issues.

This important Hancock County, Maine community event will feature a panel discussion of addiction as a chronic illness with genetic, environmental and social aspects. Panelists will address how a more widespread understanding of both the behavior and biology of addiction can help to guide efforts toward prevention and treatment.

Feature panelists from across Hancock County, Maine will include: – Daniel Johnson, Ph.D., LCPC, CCS, Executive Director, Acadia Family Center – Barbara Royal, Executive Director, Open Door Recovery Center – Scott Kane, Sheriff, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office – Elissa Chesler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The Jackson Laboratory – Moderated by Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D., executive vice president & chief operating officer, The Jackson Laboratory

Refreshments will be served after the panel discussion.

LCC Auditorium, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor Free, advance registration requested: