Museum News

Inspire Campaign

Inspire Campaign

Posted: March 21, 2021| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Fundraising, What's Happening

With your help, we’ll meet the needs of today and tomorrow while preserving the timeless character of the Fairbanks Museum. Your support now will be matched 1:1 by a generous donor! Please help us meet our $25k goal before April 30! Here’s what the Inspire Campaign for the Fairbanks Museum… Read More
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 31, 2021| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

You could say that April is a case of the “heart is willing, but the weather isn’t able”.  We want spring, but the weather’s agenda will not be swayed.  It does include some “spring” interludes as the Sun strengthens, turning a frosty morning into a splendid afternoon.  However, should clouds… Read More
April Astronomy

April Astronomy

Posted: March 31, 2021| Category: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The stars continue their transition into spring each April, as Orion and his companions, the Big Dog and Taurus, the Bull, gradually settle toward the western horizon.  The spring stars may not dazzle in comparison, yet the Big Dipper is placed high in the northeast, Leo, the Lion champions the… Read More
Eddy Lecture Series: Vermont’s Changing Climate

Eddy Lecture Series: Vermont’s Changing Climate

Posted: March 18, 2021| Categories: Programs and Events, What's Happening

Join us for a series of virtual presentations, discussions, and opportunities to delve into the science of Vermont’s climate. How is it changing, and how are these changes experienced by Vermonters? How are our natural communities impacted, and what can we do to make the biggest difference? We invite families… Read More
Animal Buddies

Animal Buddies

Posted: March 10, 2021| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events, What's Happening

Welcome, Animal Buddies Families! Here is what your buddies have been up to during their night at the Museum! They have been busy exploring the galleries, finding animals that look like them, have having lots of fun!       The Museum Store looks like a good place… Read More
Vermont’s Lost Lady Beetles

Vermont’s Lost Lady Beetles

Posted: March 2, 2021| Categories: Observing, Programs and Events

A virtual presentation for all ages Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 AM in partnership with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Free and open to everyone. What do you think of when you imagine a ladybug (officially known as a lady beetle)? Is it red with black spots? Many people are… Read More
March Astronomy

March Astronomy

Posted: March 2, 2021| Category: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

In March, Orion settles into the southwest for some great evening views.  The evenings also feature the Big Dipper rising in the northeast, looking like a giant question mark.  Follow the “handle” toward the horizon, where the star Arcturus rises by 9 o’clock.  After months of great planet viewing, only… Read More
March Weather

March Weather

Posted: March 2, 2021| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

Winter’s reign is at an end, but most years will not see it go quietly.  The sun is as strong as that of September, while the remnants of arctic cold linger across Canada.  Should they collide in just the right fashion with mild spring rains heading north, winter recaptures its… Read More
Astronomy Camp-in-a-Box

Astronomy Camp-in-a-Box

Posted: February 26, 2021| Category: Learning

Unpack adventures every day! Astronomy Camp-in-a-Box is for kids ages 7-12, with one hour of activities planned per day for the Monday-Friday of April vacation week. Get ready to blast off with games, puzzles, kits and more to spark excitement and discovery in young astronomers! Each Astronomy Camp-in-a-Box is put… Read More
Night Owl Club: Monthly Space Q&A

Night Owl Club: Monthly Space Q&A

Posted: February 26, 2021| Category: Programs and Events

Thursday, April 8th at 7:00 PM Join us each month for a virtual Q&A to answer all of your questions about astronomy and space! The Fairbanks Museum’s astronomy program is featured on WCAX each month, with educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio leading you on a journey to the cosmos! You’ll learn about… Read More