Category: Fairbanks Museum

December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: December 4, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Through the month, Orion rises earlier each evening, and dominates the eastern sky, often identified by his line of three “belt” stars.  Extending this line to the upper rights leads to the red star Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus, the Bull, while looking to the lower left, the brilliant star… Read More
Last of the Hill Farms

Last of the Hill Farms

Posted: November 12, 2018| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Richard W. Brown’s striking black and white photos are on view through the end of December, 2018. This exhibit of images reflects the intimate and often touching moments of farming life in Vermont’s rural Northeast Kingdom. Taken in the 1970s, the images appear to be a time machine that opens… Read More
November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: November 2, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

November’s annual return to Standard Time, (on the 3rd), gives us a parting view of Saturn during the earlier evenings, inching lower in the southwest.  The Milky Way arches high overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west, while the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast.  Lower in… Read More
Halloween Tricks & Treats

Halloween Tricks & Treats

Posted: October 5, 2018| Category: Fairbanks Museum

October 31 is spooky in StJ! Will you be fierce or cuddly? Creepy or comic? Will you wear make up or a mask? Fangs or feathers? We’re looking for pirates and princesses, dragons and dinosaurs, Fortnite marauders and Ghostbusters … everyone is welcome to roam our galleries among creatures great… Read More
William Eddy Lecture: Abdi Nor Iftin

William Eddy Lecture: Abdi Nor Iftin

Posted: October 2, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

November 9, 7:00 at the St. Johnsbury School  Growing up in Somalia, Abdi Nor Iftin was known as “Abdi American.” He fell in love with the United States from afar, teaching himself English by watching movies like The Terminator and listening to Michael Jackson. He cheered the arrival of US… Read More
Gail Boyajian

Gail Boyajian

Posted: September 19, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

We’re pleased to partner with Catamount Arts to present Gerry Bergstein and Gail Boyajian: Uncovered, an exhibition of painting, drawing, mixed media, assemblage and sculpture. Looking for the Ark, featuring a selection of Gail Boyajian’s 3-dimensional work in in our main gallery through December 31, 2018. On Saturday, September 22… Read More
New Planetarium Shows!

New Planetarium Shows!

Posted: September 17, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News

This fall we have a roster of brand new and exciting shows in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, in addition to experiences like Rosetta, Stars and Shadows, and The New Space Race. If you plan on doing some stargazing this fall, come enjoy What’s Up Tonight: Autumn Lights to learn about… Read More
Mark Bowen

Mark Bowen

Posted: August 29, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Physicist and author Mark Bowen presents at the Fairbanks Museum on Friday, September 28, at 6:00 PM! Author Mark Bowen will read from his recent book The Telescope In The Ice, followed by a brief Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available to purchase in our Nature Store… Read More
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: July 31, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Even as the summer becomes more entrenched over the region, the signs are there that summer’s glory will not last much longer.  Is that a reason to dampen summer plans?  Hardly!  In so many ways there is a full half of summer yet to go, with temperatures averaging as warm… Read More
Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party (Weather Looking Good!)

Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party (Weather Looking Good!)

Posted: June 26, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

We are go for today’s event, the weather is looking good! An RSVP is NOT required to attend this event. Please navigate to fairbanksmuseum.org/stargazingparty for up to date information. We like to think big here at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and August 10th, 2018 is no exception. On that… Read More