The planetarium has added two additional public star shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11AM. Each star show features a tour of the Maine sky and exciting exploration of the universe.
“Undiscovered Worlds” on Friday evenings at 7 PM features adventures into space to visit planets far out among the stars. Our solar system is not alone in the universe, and with rapidly improving technology the discovery of exoplanets brings us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. Are we alone? Find out on Thursday, June 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.
For younger sky watchers, Sunday afternoon at shows at 2 PM introduce a medium sized yellow star making his way through space to learn about the things that make our universe so interesting. After meeting stars, nebulas, and galaxies, the little star takes a good look at himself and finds that he, too, is special. Come see “Little Star that Could” on Sunday, June 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
On Tuesday mornings starting June 16th at 11 AM, come see a fast-paced full dome demonstration of lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and other puzzling events with the help of a confused coyote in “Earth, Moon, &Sun.” A live tour of the Maine sky and its beautiful constellations completes this micro-unit of astronomy on Tuesday, June 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
On Thursday mornings come explore the cosmos and see how our sky has impacted and expanded our understanding of the universe while visiting celestial wonders. Skim the surface of the sun, orbit a black hole, and see how the sky has affected our culture in “STARS” at 11 AM on Thursday, June 18th, and 25th.
Admission is $6 per person and seating is limited. For more information and reservations contact (207) 581-1341 or visit Astro.UMaine.edu.
The Strand Cinema will be showing “Alive Inside” on Saturday, May 30th from 9 to 11 AM. Prior to the film at 8:15 AM there will be resource display tables and light snacks available. Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken souls and uncover the deepest parts of humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato?Bennett follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. The event is sponsored by; Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Somerset Senior Strong Committee, Camden International Film Festival. Free admission although donations for the Maine Alzheimer Association will be accepted at the door. The Strand Cinema is located on Court Street in Skowhegan. To Register contact Somerset Public Health at 474-7473 or mshaw@rfgh.net.
Kennebec Valley?Community Action Program (KVCAP) will be holding a free parenting class on Wednesday, June 3rd through Wednesday, June 17th from 9 to 11 AM. Parenting you children can be a challenge. New information on parenting and child behavior is now available for parents and care providers of children ages one through four. In this series of three 2 hour classes you will learn discipline methods that work, how to prevent tantrums, establishing routines to make life easier, and much more. The class consists of video vignettes, discussion, and activities. Childcare will be available upon request. The class will be located at the KVCAP Drapeau Room located on 97 Water Street in Waterville. Pre-registration for the class is required. The class is sponsored by KVCAP Family Enrichment Council. For more information or to register in advance contact Emily at 859-1514 or Deb at 859-1580.