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July Weather

July Weather

Posted: June 28, 2018| Categories: Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

The rewards of summer are handed out each July, which maintains the warmest weather of the year.  Sure, June can crank up the heat and humidity, and August occasionally is hotter than July.  But if you are looking for consistency then look no farther than the hazy, blue-green hills, and… Read More
July Astronomy

July Astronomy

Posted: June 28, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Evenings arrive late, though the days do get a little shorter.  The southern skies are busy this month, with the red star Antares marking the “heart” of the Scorpion, with claws stretching to the west, and its tail right along the horizon.  To its left is Saturn, just above the… Read More
Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party

Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party

Posted: June 26, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News, Programs and Events, What's Happening

We like to think big here at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and August 10th, 2018 is no exception. On that date, just days away from the Perseid Meteor Showers, we’ll host the Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party. This event is more than just a star party, it’s a Guinness… Read More
Butterflies!

Butterflies!

Posted: June 25, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House is open! Cloak yourself in colors … step inside the Butterfly House at the Fairbanks Museum to be surrounded by fluttering, delicate creatures with bright, patterned wings. We’ve created a haven for Monarchs and more to emerge from egg to pupa to mature butterfly… Read More
Thank you!

Thank you!

Posted: June 18, 2018| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Your support keeps us going. Nearly 200 people came to the Feast with the Beasts on Saturday, June 16, to celebrate the start of summer. This annual event was launched in 2009, and it is our largest fundraising event. We are grateful to each and every contribution — your support… Read More
June Astronomy

June Astronomy

Posted: May 30, 2018| Categories: Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The planets are prominent in the skies this month, with Venus at its highest for 2018, Jupiter dazzlingly bright in the south, Saturn reaching its best late in the month, and Mars becoming fabulously bright, rising by 11 o’clock by late in the month.  Our shortest nights still feature some… Read More
June Weather

June Weather

Posted: May 30, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

I find it curious how June is romanticized, as though it had some exemption to the usual chaos that characterizes our weather.  Like much we find in legend and lore, a single, ideal day becomes memory, and then blends into expectation, and finally blossoms into reputation.  June is certainly capable… Read More
Feast with the Beasts

Feast with the Beasts

Posted: May 21, 2018| Category: Fairbanks Museum

June 16 Franklin Fairbanks turns 190, and we’re celebrating in grand style! The Maple Capital Management Feast with the Beasts is our signature celebration of summer. It’s your chance to start the season in style, sampling flavors of local culinary talents while you party in a not-to-be-beat location. Tasting tables… Read More

Space news of the week

Posted: May 15, 2018| Categories: Planetarium News, Space Science, StarGazing

Hi all, thanks for joining me! The following is an excerpt from my weekly space news and astronomy newsletter, and I’d love it if you joined in and subscribed! You can do so here. I take everything space related from the Museum, like StarStruck, Skywatch Almanac, and Eye on… Read More
Abenaki Medicine

Abenaki Medicine

Posted: May 14, 2018| Category: Learning

Saturday, May 19, 10:30 AM We’ll host a Freshman Humanities class from St. Johnsbury Academy as they present their capstone project: Bringing Abenaki Cutlure to St. Johnsbury, Vermont. From the students: “We welcome all of you to come and join us for the opening of the newest addition to Fairbanks… Read More