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Maine Planetariums, Observatories, and Star Clubs

The best place to view the night sky in person is behind a telescope like the one at the Jordan Observatory, Maine’s only public observatory.
If you don't want to brave the elements, planetariums offer a more comfortable alternative. Using computerized projectors, video cameras, and curved screens, these fascinating places recreate the night sky on an indoor ceiling. They allow stargazers to focus on particular aspects of the sky and reporduce events, like the passage of comets or planetary conjunctions.
Astronomy clubs are great resources for information, equipment advice, and to meet other people who are interested in the sky.

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Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5781
Phone: (207) 581-1341, Director: Alan Davenport