Category: Fairbanks Museum

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
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
January Weather

January Weather

Posted: January 7, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather

With December’s experimentation in winter now over, there can be little doubt that this is winter’s stronghold. The time-worn adage “as the days lengthen, the cold strengthens” gets its inspiration from this month, for daylight increases nearly 50 minutes, but average temperatures drop to their lowest levels of the winter. Read More
Winter Work

Winter Work

Posted: January 3, 2020| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Our doors are closed until Saturday, January 25, while we update exhibits and refresh our display cases. This work involves replacing outdated interpretation and repainting exhibit areas. We’re focusing on a large exhibit wall that has held bird mounts from Australia, New Zealand, parts of Asia and South America. Read More
Thank you!

Thank you!

Posted: December 13, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Your contributions to the Fairbanks Museum inspire great ideas. Every donation supports science education, public programs, and engaging exhibits. Your gift lets us know what you value and where to focus our creative energy. Please make your contribution today. It’s easier than ever to… Read More
December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: December 2, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

The longest nights of the year welcome the return of Orion, rising earlier each evening, and dominating the eastern sky, often identified by his line of three “belt” stars. Extending this line to the upper right leads to the red star Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus, the Bull, while looking… Read More