Category: Eye on the Sky

May Weather

May Weather

Posted: May 1, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

“Thunder in May fills the barn with hay” Visions of flowers and newly green hills bring out a smile as bright as the May sunshine. It marks the destination that makes all the earlier frustrations melt into the blue sky and long, lingering afternoons. However, the actual arrival of May… Read More
Vacation Destination

Vacation Destination

Posted: April 13, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Planetarium News, Programs and Events, Star Struck

Daily tours of the cosmos are waiting for you to take off! Want to do something out-of-this-world during school vacation? A visit to Vermont’s only public planetarium won’t let you down. Check the calendar to learn about daily planetarium presentations. You can choose from a tour of the cosmos… Read More
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 30, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Sugar snow.  Poor man’s fertilizer.  Call it what you will, we know that April snow is only as serious as we imagine it to be.  Sure, we may have to shovel it, or drive through it, or wait a little longer to get the baseball field dried out.   But we… Read More
January Weather

January Weather

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

Although the winter is less than two weeks old on the calendar when the month starts, the weather has wasted little time in plunging thermometers well below zero, often to their lowest levels of the year. The weather pattern is dominated by frigid arctic air masses that hail from the… Read More
December Weather

December Weather

Posted: November 29, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Although some winters have already started by the time December roles around, every so often a December arrives without its usual cold and snow. As each day passes, a rather noticeable anticipation builds. December’s reputation for snow and cold is well earned, and even though temperatures might tease us… Read More
November Weather

November Weather

Posted: November 2, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Finding the silver lining in November’s clouds is a case of numerous opportunities for those who have a willing spirit. Finding the pleasantries and treasures in a month that features the cloudiest weather of the year means acquiring an optimism that is almost unquenchable. If you can, there are plenty… Read More
October Weather

October Weather

Posted: September 29, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

What a frenzied pace October has, rushing to complete some last warm, sunny days, yet moving right along to frosty mornings and perhaps the first fits of snow, often enough to dust the mountain tops while the brilliant foliage lingers below. It seems to mimic our own rush through this… Read More
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: August 28, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

Summer’s constellations, Scorpio and Sagittarius, begin their departure, progressing from south toward the southwest through the month.  At the same time, the planetary duo of Jupiter and Saturn climb higher from the southeast into the south.  Extending up from the Teapot in Sagittarius, the broad, faint path of the Milky… Read More
Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse

Posted: June 9, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Observing

A once-in-a-lifetime sunrise takes place tomorrow morning, Thursday, June 10th, as the Sun rises with the Moon covering about half of it, what is known as a Partial Solar Eclipse, which means getting up early at 5:06 AM.  During the next half hour, the Moon covers even more of the… Read More
May Weather

May Weather

Posted: May 3, 2021| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Weather

Spring brings more weather varieties in May than in any other month.  There is a swift transition as the gap between late chills and early heat is so narrow.  Mountains retain their last snow, and may even be coated one more time, while the generous sun can send thermometers soaring… Read More