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Our Virtual Doors Are Open!

Our Virtual Doors Are Open!

Posted: March 30, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

You can help build a new dimension in science learning. The Fairbanks Museum just received a $20,000 challenge — every gift will be doubled during this appeal. Make your gift online today. We need your help to make the transition to a vital, virtual science education resource. Your gift… Read More
Vermont’s Lost Lady Beetles

Vermont’s Lost Lady Beetles

Posted: March 2, 2021| Categories: Observing, Programs and Events

A virtual presentation for all ages Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 AM In partnership with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Free and open to the public What do you think of when you imagine a ladybug (officially known as a lady beetle)? Is it red with black spots? Many people… Read More
March Astronomy

March Astronomy

Posted: March 2, 2021| Category: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

In March, Orion settles into the southwest for some great evening views.  The evenings also feature the Big Dipper rising in the northeast, looking like a giant question mark.  Follow the “handle” toward the horizon, where the star Arcturus rises by 9 o’clock.  After months of great planet viewing, only… Read More
March Weather

March Weather

Posted: March 2, 2021| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

Winter’s reign is at an end, but most years will not see it go quietly.  The sun is as strong as that of September, while the remnants of arctic cold linger across Canada.  Should they collide in just the right fashion with mild spring rains heading north, winter recaptures its… Read More
Astronomy Camp-in-a-Box

Astronomy Camp-in-a-Box

Posted: February 26, 2021| Categories: Learning, What's Happening

Unpack adventures every day! Astronomy Camp-in-a-Box is for kids ages 7-12, with one hour of activities planned per day for the Monday-Friday of April vacation week. Get ready to blast off with games, puzzles, kits and more to spark excitement and discovery in young astronomers! Each Astronomy Camp-in-a-Box is put… Read More
Night Owl Club: Monthly Space Q&A

Night Owl Club: Monthly Space Q&A

Posted: February 26, 2021| Categories: Programs and Events, What's Happening

Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 PM Join us each month for a virtual Q&A to answer all of your questions about astronomy and space! The Fairbanks Museum’s astronomy program is featured on WCAX each month, with educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio leading you on a journey to the cosmos! You’ll learn about… Read More
Astronomy Camp

Astronomy Camp

Posted: February 2, 2021| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Programs and Events, What's Happening

A virtual camp with one day of socially distanced rocket launching! April 12-16, 2021 Ages 9 to 14 What does it take to get to the moon? Let the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium help prepare you to become a Citizen of the Cosmos! With some imagination and ingenuity, we’ll find… Read More
February Weather

February Weather

Posted: February 1, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

We are now entering the second half of winter, which has a very different character.  There is still a tremendous capacity for snow and cold, so it is not surprising that February holds the record for the snowiest month in many places, as well as the coldest.  Yet the sun… Read More
February Astronomy

February Astronomy

Posted: February 1, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Orion dominates our February evenings, striding mid-way up from the southern horizon by 8 o’clock, accompanied by the brightest star in our night skies, Sirius, below and left of Orion, marking the nose of the Great Dog.  High in the south, Taurus, the Bull charges at Orion, as the Big… Read More
Mars Rover Landing Watch Party

Mars Rover Landing Watch Party

Posted: February 1, 2021| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

Feb. 18, 3:00 – 4:30pm livestream event! Be part of the moment-to-moment excitement as we join NASA scientists and engineers and their team who guide a new rover to landing on Mars! After a cold, lonely, nearly eight-month-long trip through space, a robot named Perseverance is going land on Mars! Join the… Read More
Camp-in-a-Box

Camp-in-a-Box

Posted: January 28, 2021| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning

Animals in Winter! Unpack an adventure each day during February Break. While in-person camp is not feasible, we gathered some of our favorite discovery gear to prepare a winter “camp-in-a-box” to keep your kiddos busy during February break! This box is packed with fun crafts and educational activities that focus… Read More