University of Maine Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

ORONO - The University of Maine is heading to the stars, and today they started their climb to the sky from the ground.
A ground breaking ceremony was held this afternoon for the new Emera Astronomy Center.
 
It's a 5.2 Million dollar facility that will not only house the largest telescope in the State of Maine, it will also allow the University to work with other facilities around the country in an effort to expand the education of its students.
 
The facility is expected to be open by the Summer of 2014.
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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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