Museum News

Inside Out

Inside Out

Posted: August 9, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

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, What's Happening

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
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: August 5, 2019| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

Although the days are now noticeably shorter, it is encouraging that August is warmer than July, 4 out of 10 years.  The combination of accumulating heat in the ground and the ocean forces the storm track to its most northerly point of the year, permitting lazy weather patterns to dominate… Read More
Franklin Fairbanks Award

Franklin Fairbanks Award

Posted: July 31, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

There isn’t much about St. Johnsbury that Peggy Pearl doesn’t know. Her recall of historical people and events is so vivid and personal, she seems to transcend the present. This passion for the lineage and links that connect people and places in St. Johnsbury today will be celebrated on Friday,… Read More
July Astronomy

July Astronomy

Posted: July 10, 2019| Category: 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 Jupiter, while farther left,… Read More
July Weather

July Weather

Posted: July 10, 2019| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

With our weather’s reputation for such variety and changeability, it is hard to imagine there is a time that it ever quiets down.  However, the heart of summer in July features some of our laziest weather patterns.  But we are not alone in this situation, for the better part of… Read More
Astronomy Extravaganza!

Astronomy Extravaganza!

Posted: July 10, 2019| Categories: Planetarium News, StarGazing

Join us on July 20th to celebrate the anniversary of the lunar landing, when Apollo 11 astronauts first stepped foot on the moon! Our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium will feature special shows throughout the day that highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of the astronauts, engineers, and dreamers who worked together to… Read More
Franklin Fairbanks Award

Franklin Fairbanks Award

Posted: July 10, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Please join us for the Franklin Fairbanks Award ceremony on August 2nd from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. This year, we will honor Peggy Pearl with the Franklin Fairbanks Award, for her contributions to the arts, humanities, and sciences. New Fairbanks Fellows will also be recognized. Peggy Pearl is a… Read More
Welcome Drew

Welcome Drew

Posted: July 2, 2019| Category: Learning

Drew Bush, our new director of programs, brings terrific ideas and a wealth of experiences. He comes to the Fairbanks Museum from McGuill University in Montreal, where he has been working in the Department of Geography as a program manager. He is also connected with our local schools and has… Read More
Butterflies in Motion

Butterflies in Motion

Posted: June 26, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House is alive with movement and color! There are lots of Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies, both of which are busy laying eggs on their host plants. Amble through the exhibit to take in the variety of plants and various stages of butterfly development. Read More