Category: Space Science

Space news of the week

Posted: May 15, 2018| Categories: Planetarium News, Space Science, StarGazing

Hi all, thanks for joining me! The following is an excerpt from my weekly space news and astronomy newsletter, and I’d love it if you joined in and subscribed! You can do so here. I take everything space related from the Museum, like StarStruck, Skywatch Almanac, and Eye on… Read More

Star Struck: Defunct space station falls from sky

Posted: April 9, 2018| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science, Star Struck, StarGazing

In this Star Struck, Bobby Farlice-Rubio tells us all about the Chinese space station that was lost in space until it crashed into the Pacific Ocean Monday. Watch the video for the full interview. The experimental space lab Tiangong 1 was launched in 2011 and ended service in… Read More
Ready, set, launch!

Ready, set, launch!

Posted: April 20, 2017| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Learning, Planetarium News, Space Science

Day two in Astronomy Camp is now complete, but not without us getting thoroughly hands-on with our lesson of impact craters! Thanks to George Cobb, we learned how debris from asteroids form large, complex depressions, or craters, into celestial objects like moons and planets. Using measurements of angles we were… Read More
Astronomy Camp has begun!

Astronomy Camp has begun!

Posted: April 18, 2017| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Learning, Planetarium News, Space Science

Day one has begun with our annual Astronomy Camp and our students couldn’t be more excited. Needless to say, our Museum educators are just as thrilled to begin a three-day long immersion in space and Earth science! Students arrived this morning and got to know one another with a fun… Read More
New Astrophotography Exhibit

New Astrophotography Exhibit

Posted: January 18, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News, Planetarium News, Space Science

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium will debut a new exhibit on January 21st entitled “Capturing Starlight: The Art and Science of Astrophotography.” Astrophotography is the photography of objects in space, using specialized equipment to capture light from faraway objects. Even with the use of a powerful telescope and long exposure… Read More
AstroCamp Registration is Closed

AstroCamp Registration is Closed

Posted: March 7, 2016| Categories: Museum News, Planetarium News, Space Science

April 19 – 20 We have reached maximum capacity for the program but to be put on a waiting list incase a student drops out, please click here. To the Moon! Take off for spring break adventure with our astronomy experts. We’ll make and launch rockets, take a peek into… Read More
Intro to Astronomy

Intro to Astronomy

Posted: January 11, 2016| Categories: Learning, Planetarium News, Space Science

Starting Jan 26 — Community College of Vermont offers an introduction to the fascinating world of astronomy with Mark Breen, director of the Spitzer Planetarium at the Fairbanks Museum, and producer of Eye on the Night Sky, heard weekdays on Vermont Public Radio. The course takes a practical approach to… Read More
January Astronomy Highlights

January Astronomy Highlights

Posted: January 6, 2016| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science

Orion becomes the center of attention in January, 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 – the brightest star in the night skies. Read More
December Astronomy Skywatch

December Astronomy Skywatch

Posted: December 2, 2015| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science, StarGazing

The longest nights of the year offer the greatest variety of stars and constellations. Through the month, Orion rises earlier each evening, and dominates the eastern sky, often identified by his line of three “belt” stars. Extending this line to the upper rights leads to the red star Aldebaran, the… Read More
Star Struck: Finding Earth 2.0

Star Struck: Finding Earth 2.0

Posted: November 9, 2015| Categories: Planetarium News, Space Science, Star Struck

Every month, Fairbanks Museum educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio talks about the latest discoveries and adventures in space with the reporters on WCAX-TV. He’s just back from the 100 Year Starship Symposium: Finding Earth 2.0 and has this report: http://www.wcax.com/story/30414876/star-struck-finding-earth-20  … Read More