Category: Fairbanks Museum

May Astronomy

May Astronomy

Posted: May 1, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

May welcomes the return of some of the brighter summer stars, including Vega in the northeast, and Antares in the southeast.   High in the south, Leo the Lion prowls toward the southwest through the month, identified by the “backwards question mark” that forms his head, mane, and shoulders.  High above,… Read More
2018 In Review

2018 In Review

Posted: April 4, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

What a year! 2018 saw a new Guinness World Record set for the largest astronomy lesson here at the Fairbanks Museum. It was also a year of tremendous community connections. Each and every way you are involved with programs, exhibits, and events builds relationships and strengthens the experience for everyone. Read More
Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

Posted: March 15, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Liv Gahleitner, a student at Lyndon Institute, is the winner of the 2019 Best of Show in the Vermont Competition of the Federal Duck Stamp Design Contest. Artwork was displayed and evaluated at the Fairbanks Museum on March 13. The winning illustration of two Common Goldeneyes will be included in… Read More
March 1, 4:00 – 5:30PM

March 1, 4:00 – 5:30PM

Posted: February 22, 2019| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum

125 years of weather observation! On March 1st, 1894, the Fairbanks Museum was officially accepted as an observation site for the US Weather Bureau.  Join us as we celebrate this milestone! At 4:00 our Eye on the Sky team marks the anniversary by taking the daily weather observations. A reception… Read More
Lion Love

Lion Love

Posted: February 14, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

The lions that you see guarding the front entryway of the Fairbanks Museum have been in place since September 1894. They were designed and created in the studio of O. Andreoni in Rome, Italy, the same artist who produced a bust of Franklin Fairbanks and his father, Erastus, which are… Read More
Gail Boyajian

Gail Boyajian

Posted: February 6, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Looking for the Ark on view in the balcony gallery. Colorful natural-history themed paintings and 3-dimensional creations that evoke a time and place just beyond our imagination are on view in our balcony gallery. These dreamscapes appear real … almost. Give yourself a vacation from winter’s frost with a tour… Read More
CNB Stories from Space

CNB Stories from Space

Posted: February 1, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Sunday mornings are a blast in our planetarium! Community National Bank Stories from Space is for budding space explorers, infants to 5 years old and their families. Science educator Mike Ressler zooms kids through the solar system as he reads space stories. This family-friendly event in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Read More
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