Museum News

Juno’s Flyby of Jupiter’s Famous Red Spot Yields Incredible Photos

Juno’s Flyby of Jupiter’s Famous Red Spot Yields Incredible Photos

Posted: | Categories: Planetarium Blog, What's Happening

The NASA Juno spacecraft completed its latest flyby of the gas giant Jupiter on July 10th. Juno was launched in 2011 and is currently orbiting the largest planet in our solar system, a planet which is approximately 1321.3 times larger than Earth. Dipping to 2,200 miles above Jupiter at its closest approach, Juno’s… Read More
Monarch Presentation

Monarch Presentation

Posted: | Categories: Learning, Observing

Want an insider’s peek into monarch migration? Sarah Dykman, a biologist and adventurer, is writing a book on monarch migration. What makes her perspective unique is the fact that she is riding the entire monarch flight route – by bicycle! This current project is called ButterBike. Check out the website… Read More
July Astronomy

July Astronomy

Posted: | Categories: Eye on the Sky, Planetarium Blog, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Evenings arrive late, though the days do get a little shorter.  Watch for the red star Antares to shine low in the south, marking the “heart” of the Scorpion, with claws stretching to the west, and its tail right along the horizon.  To its left is Saturn, nestled in the… Read More
July Weather

July Weather

Posted: | Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

Even though the length of the day and the height of the sun are past their maximum, July is most often the warmest month of summer. Early in July there is just enough cool air, chilled over the last ice and snow fields in eastern Canada, to drive a few… Read More
Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies

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

They’re here! We’ve just made homes for several new creatures that might send a shiver down your spine. Creepy Crawlies includes creatures that are the stuff of scary stories, often venomous and potentially dangerous, although mostly to other insects and rarely to humans. They are also widely misunderstood. Welcome to… Read More
Butterflies Flutter By!

Butterflies Flutter By!

Posted: | Category: Fairbanks Museum

The Shippee Family Eyecare Butterfly House is open! This new, seasonal addition to the Museum campus invites you to stroll among butterflies and blooms in our mesh-covered garden greenhouse. Enter this space to encounter Painted Ladies, Monarchs, Swallowtails, and more … all are native to northern New England and can… Read More
Feast with the Beasts

Feast with the Beasts

Posted: | Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Fundraising

June 24, 6 – 10PM. Our signature celebration of summer! You’ll mingle with friends among our treasured animals and artifacts in the grand galleries that have been a cultural center of St. Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom for generations. And you’ll be among the first to experience our new Shippee… Read More
Welcome Oliver!

Welcome Oliver!

Posted: | Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

The Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium at the Fairbanks Museum is your path to learning about our cosmos and all the wonders it holds. From the largest stars to the smallest molecules, you can hear about it in our full-domed theatre. In an effort to increase and diversify our planetarium offerings… Read More
Allies and Invaders

Allies and Invaders

Posted: | Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

William Eddy Lecture Series: Allies and Invaders We’ll ask the experts to delve into research about the roles and relationships that affect insect life … and how insect life affects us. Bring your questions about outbreaks, climate, alien introductions, and long-term strategies. Evening Insect Identification July 14, 8:30 – 10:00PM,… Read More
Healthy Honeybees

Healthy Honeybees

Posted: | Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

What can we do at home to help honeybees, and our ecosystems? We just installed an Observation Bee Hive at the Museum! You’ll find the drones and workers busy collecting nectar and creating comb while the queen ensures the future of the colony. Their movements are fascinating, inviting us to consider… Read More