Museum News

January Astronomy

January Astronomy

Posted: | Categories: Eye on the Sky, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

The planets should be perfect for night owls, all of them appearing after midnight, starting with Jupiter and Mars fairly close together in the southeast by the dawn’s twilight. Saturn barely rises by late in the month, while Mercury is at its morning best through the 10th. Venus is lost in… Read More
January Weather

January Weather

Posted: | Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Weather, What's Happening

Winter deepens in thought and deed each January, even though there is a noticeable change in the daylight by month’s end.  Average minimum temperatures are near zero, the temperature at which snow begins to squeal and creek underfoot, and daytimes are most often below freezing as well, making January home… Read More
House Cleaning

House Cleaning

Posted: | Categories: Museum News, What's Happening

Our doors are closed Jan 1 – 19 while we install new exhibits and take care of our incredible collections. We’ll reopen on Saturday, January 20. We take the time to repair and maintain our fragile collections because we know you want to see the artifacts and animals in our… Read More
December Weather

December Weather

Posted: | Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Skywatch Almanac is written by Mark Breen, senior meteorologist at the Fairbanks Museum. Winter is now stalking the region, sometimes boldly covering the landscape and declaring itself, sometimes haphazardly experimenting with different versions of winter storms and skies.  Should a storm track become established along the East Coast,… Read More
December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: | Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The longest nights of the year offer the greatest variety of stars and constellations.  Through the month, Orion rises earlier each evening, and dominates the eastern sky, often identified by his line of three “belt” stars.  Extending this line to the upper rights leads to the red star Aldebaran, the… Read More
Giving Back

Giving Back

Posted: | Categories: Fundraising, Museum News

Gifts to the Fairbanks Museum supported giving to local libraries. On Giving Tuesday, the Fairbanks Museum encouraged contributions in order to give back. By making a donation to the Museum on Tuesday, November 28, supporters were able to select a library to receive a transferable Family Membership that could be… Read More
Victorian Holiday

Victorian Holiday

Posted: | Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

Saturday, December 9, 1:30 – 4:00 PM. We’re decking the halls and pulling out the platters, prepping for our time-capsule holiday tradition. The Fairbanks Victorian Holiday Open House is our way to say “thank you” to our members, neighbors, and friends as we ring in the season with sweets and… Read More
Members make us smile.

Members make us smile.

Posted: | Category: Fairbanks Museum

Are you a Fairbanks Museum member? If you are, you already know that your membership means you can enjoy a visit to our incredible galleries or tour through the cosmos in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium at no charge. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for 2 hours. Any… Read More
Making a difference

Making a difference

Posted: | Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Volunteers are vital. You give in so many ways, and your involvement is what keeps us going. This museum relies on the time, creativity, and energy of friends who volunteer for an hour at an event or every week as part of the team. Each and every one shapes the… Read More
“A Dialogue On Our Origins”

“A Dialogue On Our Origins”

Posted: | Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

Exhibit developed and curated by Dartmouth College students on view now. Reflecting our Victorian roots, we’re collaborating with a class in the Dartmouth College English department: “God, Darwin, and the Literary Imagination” to display an exhibit of original artwork. Professor Christie Harner and her students are studying how… Read More