Category: Planetarium News

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 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
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
First Night North

First Night North

Posted: December 9, 2019| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events

December 31, 6-9PM Our View is 20/20: Join our expert astronomers as they give you a tour of the winter skies, and show you highlights for 2020, including fantastic views of Venus, and a marvelous meeting of Jupiter and Saturn late in the year. Planetarium shows begin every 30 minutes… 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
November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: November 5, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Jupiter settles low, toward the southwest horizon, while Saturn remains higher and to the left. Venus returns to the evenings, passing by Jupiter on the 24th. This month finds the Milky Way high overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west, while the dazzling Capella rises higher in the… Read More
October Astronomy

October Astronomy

Posted: September 30, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

As the shorter days give way to longer nights, the Milky Way arches from near the Teapot of Sagittarius in the southwest, through the Summer Triangle high in the southwest, then into the northwest to greeting the rising star Capella.  The waxing Moon interferes with the Draconid Meteor shower on… Read More
Brew Moon BeerFest

Brew Moon BeerFest

Posted: September 5, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Saturday, October 5, 12:00 – 4:00 PM Want to know more about what makes a tasty beer? We’ve got answers … and plenty of science to back it up. The Fairbanks Brew Moon BeerFest celebrates the best of our region’s micro-brews accompanied by a unique planetarium experience. Our tasting tour… Read More
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: September 3, 2019| Category: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The planet Jupiter remains above the Scorpion, while Saturn shines to the upper left of the Teapot in Sagittarius through September, slowly progressing to the southwest. Earlier evenings feature the Big Dipper sinking lower into the northwestern skies, while the broad, faint path of the Milky Way arches from northeast… Read More
August Astronomy

August Astronomy

Posted: August 5, 2019| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The evenings arrive just a little earlier in August, 45 minutes-worth by month’s end.  The annual Perseid Meteor Shower from the 11th to the 14th will be greatly hampered by the nearly Full Moon this year.  Darker evenings away from the Full Moon feature Scorpius and the “teapot” in the… Read More