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Engage for departure!

Engage for departure!

Posted: April 21, 2017

Although our three-day astronomy venture is over, many of us feel more confident journeying fourth into the future of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! We began our third and final day with learning about theories and laws of science, specifically, equations. We spoke on formulas such as E=mc2 created by Einstein, ...
Ready, set, launch!

Ready, set, launch!

Posted: April 20, 2017

Day two in Astronomy Camp is now complete, but not without us getting thoroughly hands-on with our lesson of impact craters! Thanks to George Cobb, we learned how debris from asteroids form large, complex depressions, or craters, into celestial objects like moons and planets. Using measurements of angles we were able ...
Astronomy Camp has begun!

Astronomy Camp has begun!

Posted: April 18, 2017

Day one has begun with our annual Astronomy Camp and our students couldn’t be more excited. Needless to say, our Museum educators are just as thrilled to begin a three-day long immersion in space and Earth science! Students arrived this morning and got to know one another with a fun guessing ...
Explore Impact Craters in Astronomy Camp

Explore Impact Craters in Astronomy Camp

Posted: March 19, 2017

Are you getting excited for Astronomy Camp? Here at the Fairbanks Museum, we’re planning to spend some time learning about one of the most recognizable features amongst our solar system: impact craters. More importantly, the large, complex depressions that form from meteors colliding into solid objects, such as planets and ...
Astronomy Camp 2017

Astronomy Camp 2017

Posted: February 14, 2017

This is an amazing time to be an astronomer!

From movies like Hidden Figures highlighting the women behind NASA missions, to Juno’s encounter of Jupiter and Cassini’s last moments with Saturn, we will cover all the latest events in astronomy. Come to the Museum to learn about the history of NASA ...