Category: Space Science

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
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
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
Live Chat with NASA Engineer

Live Chat with NASA Engineer

Posted: July 7, 2021| Category: Space Science

July 28, 2:00 PM On Zoom and at the Fairbanks Museum Let’s explore the applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics on the next mission to the moon! Join us for a virtual chat with NASA’s Dr. Jenny Gruber, the Artemis Program Human Landing System Cross Program Integration Lead. With… Read More

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