Category: Planetarium News

Night Owl Club

Night Owl Club

Posted: October 3, 2022| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events, Space Science, StarGazing, What's Happening

Thurs, Oct 6 @ 7:00 PM Night Owl Club is a monthly conversation about astronomy and space exploration. Join online with questions or simply listen-in for inspiration to help you read the night sky and connect with a community of stargazers and explorers. This month, our guest is Rachel Freed,… 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
Eyewitness to NASA

Eyewitness to NASA

Posted: July 29, 2022| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events, Space Science

Thursday, August 11, 6:00 PM  What does it take to travel to space? Dr. Ken Kremer and Jean Wright from Space UpClose bring their first-hand experiences working with NASA to St. Johnsbury. Their discussion will focus on human and robotic explorers to the space station, moon, mars and beyond… Read More
August Astronomy

August Astronomy

Posted: July 27, 2022| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The evenings arrive a little earlier in August, 45 minutes-worth by month’s end. The Milky Way runs from between the Scorpion and the “teapot” in the south, up through the three bright stars forming the Summer Triangle, found nearly overhead, and fades as it heads toward the northeast horizon, home… Read More
Star Party

Star Party

Posted: July 22, 2022| Categories: Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News, StarGazing

Friday, August 5, 9:00 PM You’re invited to a statewide star party with hosts Mark Breen, director of the planetarium at the Fairbanks Museum, and Vermont Public’s Mary Engisch. Mark produces the astronomy podcast Eye on… 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
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
May Astronomy

May Astronomy

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

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