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October Weather

October Weather

Posted: September 30, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

Every cliché ever penned about autumn can be found in October, from foliage to frost, from Indian Summer to winter, all against the backdrop of harvesting and settling in for the longer, colder nights. Perhaps most noticeable is the change in light. Granted, the days get shorter, but the increase… Read More
October Astronomy

October Astronomy

Posted: September 30, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, 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 in the southwest, through the Summer Triangle high in the southwest, then into the northwest to greeting the rising star Capella.  The waxing Moon interferes with the Draconid Meteor shower on… Read More
Gen. Slocum Arrives!

Gen. Slocum Arrives!

Posted: September 30, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

A collage made of moths and beetles that has been in storage for several decades is now on view at the Fairbanks Museum. “General Slocum” made by John Hampson in the early 19th Century was carefully restored at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center in Massachusetts and returned to the Fairbanks… Read More
Brew Moon BeerFest

Brew Moon BeerFest

Posted: September 5, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Saturday, October 5, 12:00 – 4:00 PM Want to know more about what makes a tasty beer? We’ve got answers … and plenty of science to back it up. The Fairbanks Brew Moon BeerFest celebrates the best of our region’s micro-brews accompanied by a unique planetarium experience. Our tasting tour… Read More
Koren on Paper

Koren on Paper

Posted: September 3, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

The William Eddy Lecture Series Presents: Koren on Paper Friday, September 27, 7:00PM Masonic Hall, Catamount Arts 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury Ed Koren is known for conveying visual satire through his distinctive illustrations, many of them published in The New Yorker… Read More
September Weather

September Weather

Posted: September 3, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

September is a classic transition month, not just for weather, but the shift from summer to fall schedules, the darker mornings and evenings, the foliage, the garden harvest, all play roles in signaling us of the changes than turn most everyone’s world around the other way. Longer night and less… Read More
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: September 3, 2019| Category: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The planet Jupiter remains above the Scorpion, while Saturn shines to the upper left of the Teapot in Sagittarius through September, slowly progressing to the southwest. Earlier evenings feature the Big Dipper sinking lower into the northwestern skies, while the broad, faint path of the Milky Way arches from northeast… Read More
Math Encounters: You Are A Superstar

Math Encounters: You Are A Superstar

Posted: August 29, 2019| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

Ethan Bolker September 21, 2:00 – 3:30 PM Math is amazing … and can be amazingly beautiful! To launch our Math Encounters session, Ethan Bolker, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, presents “You Are a Super Star.” While weaves together history, art, math, and twelve five-pointed stars,… Read More
Inside Out

Inside Out

Posted: August 9, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

We’re working with Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital to learn more about what’s inside our treasured natural history collections. This duck-billed platypus was one of the early mammal mounts acquired by the Fairbanks Museum from a local taxidermist and businessman, Clarence Warren Graham. He had a business on Main Street… Read More
August Astronomy

August Astronomy

Posted: August 5, 2019| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The evenings arrive just a little earlier in August, 45 minutes-worth by month’s end.  The annual Perseid Meteor Shower from the 11th to the 14th will be greatly hampered by the nearly Full Moon this year.  Darker evenings away from the Full Moon feature Scorpius and the “teapot” in the… Read More