Southworth Planetarium show schedule for January 2022


PORTLAND – The Southworth Planetarium will be hosting a number of shows throughout the month of January. The planetarium is located at 70 Falmouth Street. For more information, visit www.usm.maine.edu/planet or call 207-780-4249. Admission is $ 6 per adult, $ 5.50 per child.

Monday January 3

1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at dusk!

Tuesday 4 January

1:00 p.m. IBEX

Wednesday 5 January

1:00 p.m. Season of Light

Thursday January 6

1:00 p.m. Season of Light

friday january 7

1:00 p.m. Earthquake

Saturday 8 January

1:00 p.m. Earthquake

Monday January 10

1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at dusk!

Tuesday January 11

1:00 p.m. IBEX

wednesday 12 january

1:00 p.m. Natural Selection

Thursday January 13

1:00 p.m. Hubble Vision 2

Friday January 14

1:00 p.m. Hubble Vision 2

saturday january 15

1:00 p.m. Hubble Vision 2

Monday January 17th

1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at dusk!

Tuesday, January 18

1:00 p.m. Natural Selection

wednesday january 19

1:00 p.m. Destination Solar System

Thursday, January 20

1:00 p.m. Destination Solar System

friday january 21

1:00 p.m. Destination Solar System

saturday 22 january

1:00 p.m., Rusty Rocket’s last breath!

Monday January 24

1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at dusk!

Tuesday 25 January

1:00 p.m. IBEX

wednesday 26 january

1:00 p.m. Quest for Mars!

Thursday January 27

1:00 p.m. Quest for Mars!

Friday January 28

1:00 p.m. Quest for Mars!

saturday 29 january

1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at dusk!

Monday January 31

1:00 p.m. Dinosaurs at dusk!

Show summaries

Destination solar system

Embark on a tour of the solar system in 2096! Join the Space Express and explore the sun, moon, planets and even the asteroid belt!

Dinosaurs at dusk!

A father and daughter travel back in time to the time of the dinosaurs. During their journey, they encounter (sometimes flee) all kinds of flying and walking dinosaurs. During their excursions, they learn about the origins of theft.

Earthquake

The Earth is constantly shaking as the planet’s continental plates move relative to each other. Learn the science of earthquakes and how earthquakes have affected human history.

Hubble Vision 2

A celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope. This show includes some of the last images captured by the HST during its 30-year orbit around the planet.

IBEX: in search of the edge of the solar system

The sole mission of the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) probe is to study the heliosphere, the bubble enclosing the solar system. We find out how the probe was made and what it learned about the protective shell around the sun and planets.

MarsQuest

In the first section, “Homage,” we trace Mars through history – from the “incantation” of the different forms of God of war given by different cultures, to the early observations of Schiaparelli and Lowell, and the infamous “channels”. Which led to science. – fictional stories about Martians. We hear excerpts from the novels “War of the Worlds” by HG Well and “Barsoom” by Edgar Rice Burrough. “Mars in Focus” details the Mars of our time – as seen in the night sky, through binoculars and telescopes, and from our Martian explorations. The results of more than a quarter of a century of space missions present reports on the weather, climate and areology of Mars. We compare the climate and terrain of Earth and Mars, and present current thinking on the planet’s archaeological history, as well as a rationale for future exploration.

Natural selection

Get ready for a dome adventure like we’ve never offered! Natural Selection is a celebration of life: watch us follow Darwin’s journey to the Galapagos and transform the Starry Dome into an ocean teeming with all manner of exquisitely beautiful and eerily exotic creatures.

Rusty Rocket’s last breath!

Join Rusty Rocket and his gang of rocket newbies as they explore the solar system. This show combines humor, funny characters and the latest planetary imagery to give you and your family a fun and informative tour of the solar system.

Season of light

The annual holiday program that delves into the history and astronomy of the holiday season traditions. What are the origins of Santa Claus, Hanukkah, New Years and Christmas celebrations? We are also looking at “the star of Bethlehem”. If it was a natural event, what could it have been? Reported by Noah Adams of NPR.

Two small pieces of glass (FULL DOME)

An omni-dome program on the history and science of telescopes. How did astronomers use telescopes to discover the wonders of the Universe?

SOUTHWORTH PLANETARIUM IS LOCATED IN THE BASEMENT OF USM SCIENCE BUILDING


Arline J. Mercier