The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium can be found on the second floor of Wingate Hall, at the University of Maine, the University of Maine System flagship campus in Orono.
Wingate Hall has been home to the Jordan Planetarium since it was built in 1954. The planetarium has been variously used by the University as a classroom for demonstrations, an adventure in learning for school groups and private clubs, and a space theater for Maine families.
Wingate Hall originally was graced with three floors above ground and a clock tower that rang out the class changes through the day. The thrid floor with massive skylights which contained technical drafting classrooms and tables burned in an unfortunate fire in the 1940's. Fire-damaged timbers can still be seen in the framing above the planetarium dome.
While on campus, be sure to travel to some of the other educational sites at the University of Maine. The field trip page has tips and information.
For driving directions to the University of Maine and Wingate Hall, click here.