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October 2018 MSF Partner news & events

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October 4: Three different shows!

6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Senior Citizens, $4 for children 12 and under.

10:00-11:00am: Magic Treehouse: Space Mission. Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Treehouse, as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of questions about space. Family Audiences

11:30am-12:30pm: Dawn of the Space Age. Experience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Ages 10-adult

3:00-4:00pm: Explore! Mars… For centuries it’s been an object of human fascination. Once mysterious, soon this red world may become our new home. Take an adventurous journey with humankind: from ancient Mesopotamia to modern space exploration! Ages 12-adult

October 5: Two different shows! Admission: $4.00 – $6.00.

10:00-11:00am: Polaris: Mystery of the Polar Night. A traveling penguin from the South Pole and a funny polar bear from the North Pole meet on arctic sea ice. They become friends observing the night sky together and wondering why night is so long at the poles of the Earth. Ages 10-adult

3:00-4:00pm: Dream to Fly. Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird? Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Ages 10-adult

October 18, 7:00pm: Science Lecture Series, A Bright Energy Future: Powering Industry with Solar Heat. In just 108 minutes the Earth receives as much energy from the Sun as humans consume in one year from all sources. What if we could harness that energy to power our world in a way that is not only free from CO2 emissions, but is cheaper than current methods? Dr. Justin Lap in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maine presents.

Fridays, 7:00pm: Halloween: Celestial Origins. Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and other spooky creatures! What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes, or something more… Be it ghoulish or ghostly, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Experience the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” A fun filled program for the whole family!   $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Senior Citizens, $4 for children 12 and under.

Sundays, 2:00pm: Legends of the Night Sky – Perseus and Andromeda. Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled story of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Admission: $4.00 – $6.00. Ages 6-12

Emera Astronomy Center and M.F. Jordan Planetarium, 167 Rangeley Road, Orono [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”custom” border_width=”2″ el_width=”60″ accent_color=”#a8aa31″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The Loft, 131 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”custom” border_width=”2″ el_width=”60″ accent_color=”#a8aa31″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main Street, Bangor [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”custom” border_width=”2″ el_width=”60″ accent_color=”#a8aa31″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions

October 15, 3:00-4:00pm: Let’s Get Engaged: Extending Marine Science Research to Maine People. Gayle Zydlewski, Director, Maine Sea Grant will share her research perspectives and how those interests intersect with Maine Sea Grant’s mission: to support the responsible use and conservation of coastal resources in order to sustain thriving coastal communities and ecosystems and highlight Maine Sea Grant’s approaches to implementing Sea Grant’s focus areas: sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, healthy coastal ecosystems, resilient communities and economies, and environmental literacy and workforce development.