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     Welcome to Galaxy Maine, the official Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium and Observatory website. The Jordan Planetarium opens a window on planets, stars and the universe, bringing the cosmos to life in the twenty foot dome theater. The Jordan Observatory is Maine’s only public observatory, and is open for sky watchers of all ages to explore the wonders of the Maine sky.

     Feel free to explore the Planetarium and Observatory facilities, discuss observations and ask questions with other star gazers in the Communicator or the Sky Port Forum, research a school project on astronomy or just have a look around at the many other resources at offers.
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Galaxy Maine – Dedicated to astronomy resources in the state of Maine includes a chatroom, message boards and art galleries for those interested in astronomy

Space Academy – Resources for teachers and students, including children’s games, classroom guides and launch-pads to informative websites. Maine teachers can subscribe to the StarTeacher newsletter there.

Missions – Information and contacts to arrange a fun and educational ‘space mission’ to the Jordan Planetarium, involving exploring the Planetarium and the UMaine campus

Star Base Orono – Inside looks at the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, Orono’s very own star base

Observatory – A view of the Maynard F. Jordan Observatory, schedule information and a wealth of observing tools for use at home

Sky News – News of recent events in space and astronomy and up-to-the-minute weather reports



Site funded by the Maine Space Grant Consortium

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