Museum News

Strawberry DNA

Strawberry DNA

Posted: February 19, 2020| Categories: Programs and Events, What's Happening

Monday, February 24, is all about DNA in our STEM Lab. Delicious DNA! Every living thing — including you — is made up of unique DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid), the main constituent of chromosomes. It’s our DNA that gives us character because it’s the carrier of our distinctive genetic information… Read More
Backyard Meteorology

Backyard Meteorology

Posted: February 18, 2020| Categories: Learning, Mark Breen, Programs and Events, Weather, What's Happening

Starting March 19, this 3-part series covers weather basics with Senior Meteorologist Mark Breen. Ever wonder how meteorologists make weather forecasts that that can influence the ways we travel, grow our gardens, and prepare for the day? Mark Breen helps you develop the skills to identify, observe, and record… Read More
Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count

Posted: February 7, 2020| Categories: Observing, Programs and Events

Get ready for the the 23rd annual Great Backyard Bird Count – Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17! Join us at the Fairbanks Museum for The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) run by the National Audubon Society. Visit the museum for a free, fun, and easy event that engages… Read More
CNB Stories from Space

CNB Stories from Space

Posted: February 4, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events, What's Happening

Community National Bank Stories from Space happens every other Sunday, from 10 – 11AM, February 23 through April 4. This lively program is for budding space explorers, toddlers to 5 years old and their families. Science educator Mike Ressler and guest presenters zoom kids through the solar system with eye-opening… Read More
February Weather

February Weather

Posted: February 3, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

February, you might say, is a case of the sun being willing, but the body of the winter just isn’t ready. Each day brings the sun a little higher, and lasting a little longer in the sky. The same snow that fell in December, leaving the road covered for a… Read More
February Astronomy

February Astronomy

Posted: February 3, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Orion dominates our February evenings, striding mid-way up from the southern horizon by 8 o’clock, accompanied by the brightest star in our night skies, Sirius, below and left of Orion, marking the nose of the Great Dog. High in the south, Taurus, the Bull charges at Orion, as the Big… Read More
The Science of Cheesemaking

The Science of Cheesemaking

Posted: January 27, 2020| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

This 4-part series is held on 4 consecutive Thursdays, beginning April 9, from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. The cost is $40/member or $50/non-member. A staple food since it began being made 7,200 years ago in Ancient Egypt, the art of cheesemaking has not been… Read More
Chemistry of Beer

Chemistry of Beer

Posted: January 13, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

Like good beer, but not sure about what makes a hop a hop? Or a malt a malt? Join us to learn how to enjoy drinking good beer. John Lenzini, Head of Brewery Operations and Co-Founder of Schilling Beer Company in Littleton, NH, will delve deep into the chemistry of… Read More
Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration

Posted: January 10, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

You are invited! Saturday, February 1st, 3:00-5:00 PM celebrate our re-opening for 2020. Come for light refreshments and a gallery tour to see new exhibits and updated displays with insider’s explanations from the Fairbanks Museum staff. Experience the newly-tilted dome of our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium for new tours of… Read More
January Astronomy

January Astronomy

Posted: January 7, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The winter stars feature the brightest collection of the year. Orion becomes the center of attention, with his three belt stars drawing a line to the right, pointing to the red star Aldebaran, the “eye” of Taurus, the Bull. To the left, Orion’s Belt leads to the rising star Sirius… Read More