Museum News

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
Holiday Cheer Kits- Free to You!

Holiday Cheer Kits- Free to You!

Posted: December 2, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

This holiday season, the Fairbanks Museum and Planetariums wants to say a heartfelt thank you to our community for your support over the past year. Through all of the uncertainty, you have continued to make this museum a place for discovery and appreciation of the natural world. Even when our… Read More
December Weather

December Weather

Posted: December 1, 2020| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

The darkest days of the year are not helped by the fact that they are also the cloudiest. This darkness is complete across the arctic regions, and nearly so in the sub-arctic, providing an increasing source of cold air that causes the average  temperatures to drop nearly 15 degrees, and… Read More
December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: December 1, 2020| Category: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The most stunning sight in the skies will be the “great conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn, low in the southwest in the early evening, the closest visible in 800 years!  Mars remains prominent, cresting high in the south.  Early risers see Venus lowering toward the horizon, lost in the Sun’s… Read More
COVID-19

COVID-19

Posted: November 13, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Your safety is our priority. Our doors are open to Wednesday – Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. When you visit, we ask you to wear a face covering, wash your hands, and maintain 6-feet distance from anyone who is not part of your group. We also ask you to fill in… Read More
Great Conjunction

Great Conjunction

Posted: November 10, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events, StarGazing, What's Happening

December 21, 4:00 – 5:00PM A live-stream celebration with Bobby Farlice-Rubio! Once every twenty years, the two largest planets in the Solar System, Jupiter and Saturn, come together in our view from the planet that we share, Earth. This event is called a Great Conjunction! On one special night this… Read More
November Weather

November Weather

Posted: November 2, 2020| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

November’s beauty is an acquired taste.  After all, it would not be possible to compare it side-by-side with the foliage of October, nor of the post-card scenes of December.  November’s attributes are more subtle as it truly is the transition month between fall and winter.  Only the bronze of beech… Read More
November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: November 2, 2020| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

Jupiter and Saturn settle lower into the southwest, inching lower toward the horizon through the month.  Mars fades a little, but continues its excellent display, climbing higher into the southeast.  Just to the right of Jupiter and Saturn, Milky Way extends up to the Summer Triangle, then overhead, while the… Read More
Halloween Tricks & Treats

Halloween Tricks & Treats

Posted: October 28, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

4:00 – 6:00 PM, Saturday October 31 Halloween is happening for young ghosts, superheroes, creatures, and more! The Fairbanks Museum is hosting a pass-through Halloween trail for kids to age 6 and their families starting in the new Delia Griffin Playground. This event will be touch-free and outdoors. Protective face… Read More
AmeriCorps Teachers

AmeriCorps Teachers

Posted: October 12, 2020| Categories: Learning, Museum News, What's Happening

The Fairbanks Museum education team welcomes two AmeriCorps Members, who will be leading classes and delivering after school programming for K – 8 students. Both educators add to the Museum’s science skills and bring fresh energy to the team. “We’re happy to welcome Mariama Jones and Molly Hanover to our… Read More
October Astronomy

October Astronomy

Posted: October 5, 2020| Categories: Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

As the shorter days give way to longer nights, the Milky Way arches from near the Teapot of Sagittarius, hosting Jupiter and Saturn in the south-southwest, through the Summer Triangle high in the southwest, then into the northeast to greet the rising star Capella.  Summer’s bright star Arcturus sets in… Read More