Category: Fairbanks Museum

Art and Architecture

Art and Architecture

Posted: September 13, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Fri, Oct 7, 5:30 – 7:00 PM The Eddy Lecture Series presents Art and Architecture: Designing the Tang Science Annex. Join the design team from Vermont Integrated Architecture for an in-process stroll through the plans for the Fairbanks Museum’s Tang Science Annex. This behind-the-scenes presentation starts with a tour… Read More
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: August 30, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Summer’s constellations, Scorpio and Sagittarius, begin their departure, progressing from south toward the southwest through the month.  At the same time, Saturn edges higher from southeast into the south, and Jupiter rises into the east, joined by Mars before midnight.  Extending up from the Teapot in Sagittarius, the broad, faint… Read More
September Weather

September Weather

Posted: August 30, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

The shortening days and growing nights find their balance in September, but the weather scales are still tipped in favor of the warm weather.  The land and ocean store the summer heat, releasing it during the fall, which is why it is so much warmer than March, which gets an… Read More
Opening Minds

Opening Minds

Posted: August 12, 2022| Categories: Education, Fairbanks Museum

Education is central to what happens in and around the Museum, and our commitment to learning is growing with the Tang Science Annex. Our campus will include new classrooms and renovated spaces to encourage formal and informal learning at all ages. The teaching team at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is… Read More
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: July 27, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

August appears to enjoy complimenting its green with shades of yellow and brown and gold. The flowers of late summer, dominated by the goldenrod, are primarily in the yellow and gold range. The tawny tassels of corn are dancing in the hot afternoon breeze, and the lawns sear brown when… Read More
Butterflies

Butterflies

Posted: June 30, 2022| Category: Fairbanks Museum

We’ll release the butterflies on Labor Day! Make sure you visit before we say “farewell” to the butterflies until next summer. Have you visited the Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House yet this year?  If not, you’re missing out on one of our most amazing exhibits.  The Butterfly… Read More
July Astronomy

July Astronomy

Posted: June 29, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The southern skies host the red star Antares marking the “heart” of the Scorpion, with claws stretching to the west, and its tail right along the horizon. To its left, crossing the “river of light” known as the Milky Way, is the “teapot” in Sagittarius. Climbing higher in the east,… Read More
July Weather

July Weather

Posted: June 29, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

Summer is most at home in July, the month least likely to see frost or snow. Daylight lingers its longest, the evening sunset within a minute of two of its latest of the year. The days only shorten by a half hour, giving the Sun plenty of time to heat… Read More
Build It! Lab

Build It! Lab

Posted: June 28, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Open now! The Autosaver Group Build It! Lab encourages unstructured, imaginative play for muscles and minds. This is a space for kids of all ages to experiment with movement, gravity, form, balance, structure, and more through self-directed discovery. Most of all, this is a place to come again and again… Read More
June Astronomy

June Astronomy

Posted: May 31, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Both the calendar and the skies transition to summer this month, appropriately featuring the Summer Triangle rising in the east – Vega, highest and brightest in the northeast, Deneb nearer the horizon, and Altair to their right, all three wading within the returning Milky Way, climbing higher above the eastern… Read More