Category: Planetarium News

Night Owl Club

Night Owl Club

Posted: May 5, 2022| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events, Space Science

Thursday, May 5, 7:00 PM Fairbanks Night Owl Club welcomes Dr. Kristine Larsen, Professor of Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University. She has taught online classes in general astronomy and earth science for over a decade. Dr. Larsen will talk about “Cannibal Clouds and Carrington Catastrophes: The Truth about Our… Read More
May Astronomy

May Astronomy

Posted: April 30, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

May welcomes the return of some of summer’s brighter 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, while high above, the Big Dipper guides you with its handle to “arc” to Arcturus, then… 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 Astronomy

April Astronomy

Posted: March 31, 2022| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

I always look forward to April’s view of the departing Orion and his companions, the Big Dog and Taurus, the Bull, as they gradually settle to, then below the western horizon.  The spring stars may not dazzle in comparison, yet the Big Dipper is placed high in the northeast, Leo,… Read More
Astronomy Camp

Astronomy Camp

Posted: March 23, 2022| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Calling space explorers ages 9 – 14! Astronomy camp is happening April 18 – 22. What does it take to get to the moon? And what will you find once you get there? Let the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium help prepare you to become a Citizen of the Cosmos! With… Read More
March Astronomy

March Astronomy

Posted: March 1, 2022| Category: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

March brings some great views of Orion as he settles into the southwest, while the brilliant Dog Star, Sirius follows him, cresting in the south. The evenings also feature the Big Dipper rising in the northeast, looking like a giant question mark.  Follow the “handle” toward the horizon, where the… Read More
February Astronomy

February Astronomy

Posted: February 1, 2022| Categories: 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, protecting the Seven… Read More
Skywatch Astronomy

Skywatch Astronomy

Posted: January 10, 2022| Categories: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

The heart of winter brings the brightest stars in our skies into full view. Orion sits at the center of these stellar “super stars”, the line of his three belt stars extending to the right toward the red star Aldebaran, the “eye” of Taurus, the Bull, and to the left,… Read More
December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: November 29, 2021| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

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
Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Posted: November 18, 2021| Category: Space Science

Early in the morning on Friday, November 19th, Vermont, and most of North America, will experience a partial lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. This means that the moon is exactly opposite the sun. The full “Beaver Moon” will move into the… Read More