Museum News

Members make us smile.

Members make us smile.

Posted: December 5, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Are you a Fairbanks Museum member? If you are, you already know that your membership means you can enjoy a visit to our incredible galleries or tour through the cosmos in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium at no charge. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for 2 hours. Any… Read More
Night Owl Club

Night Owl Club

Posted: December 1, 2022| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events, Space Science, StarGazing, What's Happening

Thurs, Dec 8 @ 7:00 PM Night Owl Club is a monthly conversation about astronomy and space exploration. Join online with questions or simply listen-in for inspiration to help you read the night sky and connect with a community of stargazers and explorers. We’re hosting Claudio Véliz, AIA for a… Read More
Stars and Sparkles Open House

Stars and Sparkles Open House

Posted: December 1, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events, What's Happening

Sat, Dec 10, 1:00 – 3:00 PM  Celebrate the season! This community gathering is our way to say “thank you” to our members, neighbors, and friends as we ring in the season with cookies and crafts. Travel across the seasonal night sky in our planetarium. Thanks to students at St. Read More
Giving Back

Giving Back

Posted: November 22, 2022| Categories: Fundraising, Museum News

Giving Tuesday – Nov 29 When you make a contribution of $100 or more to the Museum on Giving Tuesday, your gift goes far. You can to select a library to receive a transferable Fairbanks Membership that could be used by patrons throughout the year. “We’ll match each gift we… Read More
Nature Buddies

Nature Buddies

Posted: November 2, 2022| Category: Learning

Nature play for your youngest … and you! Are you looking for a fun and educational way to interact with your child? Interested in developing new friendships with local families in a warm and welcoming environment? Our weekly Nature Buddies Playgroup might be right for you! The Nature Buddies Playgroup engages children… Read More
November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: November 1, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

November’s annual return to Standard Time, on the 6th, gives us a grand view of Milky Way, arching from the southwest, up and then overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west. As the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast, the red star Aldebaran shines in the east,… Read More
November Weather

November Weather

Posted: November 1, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

For those who marvel at the turn of each season, there is a bonus in November. A minor season to most, this is the “locking” season, when the ground, at times muddy through the month, stiffens with the deepening cold. Smaller ponds may freeze over, while the larger lakes… Read More
Halloween Tricks and Treats

Halloween Tricks and Treats

Posted: October 25, 2022| Category: Fairbanks Museum

October 31, 4:00-6:00 PM Calling all creepy-crawlies and creatures of the night! We’re hosting an outdoor Tricks and Treats Trail and for young children (ages 6 and under) and their families. You’re invited to join our annual Halloween celebration! We’re excited to welcome silly or scary costumed guests to enjoy… Read More
October Weather

October Weather

Posted: October 5, 2022| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

October is the heart and soul of Autumn.  All those sights and sounds, tastes and traditions that say “Fall” are found among the decreasing daylight, the cloudier skies, and the more frequent frosty mornings.  The polar regions are cooling, and as that cold expands, the storm track shifts south.  But… Read More
October Astronomy

October Astronomy

Posted: October 5, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

As shorter days give way to longer nights, the Milky Way arches from near the Teapot of Sagittarius, 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 the west.  Meanwhile, the southern and eastern skies… Read More