Category: StarGazing

Full Supermoon

Full Supermoon

Posted: November 14, 2016| Categories: Planetarium News, StarGazing

Tonight! Let yourself enjoy the brilliance of a full “Beaver” moon tonight by stepping out after 5:00 PM, when the moon rises in St. Johnsbury. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes because this was… Read More
August Astronomy Highlights

August Astronomy Highlights

Posted: July 25, 2016| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

Mark Breen’s Stargazing Party: Aug. 10, 9 – 10 PM Tune in to VPR and turn your gaze toward the stars as Mark guides you through the stars, planets and constellations. All you need is a radio or access to vpr.net to join this statewide star party! August loses over… Read More
June Astronomy

June Astronomy

Posted: June 3, 2016| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

Astronomy Highlights Our latest sunsets of the year mean that star-gazing doesn’t get going until late evening.  Dominating those hours after 10 o’clock is the planetary pairing of Mars and Saturn, set amongst the stars of the Scorpion, climbing from the southeast into the south.  Jupiter also offers some fine… Read More
Vacation Destination

Vacation Destination

Posted: February 19, 2016| Categories: Museum News, Planetarium News, StarGazing

Feb 22 – 26 — We’re gearing up for vacation week with a full schedule of planetarium presentations every day! Our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium is the only public planetarium in Vermont, and we’ve got a great selection of presentations this week. Choose a 50-minute feature to explore our universe… Read More
Full Moon Snowshoe

Full Moon Snowshoe

Posted: February 13, 2016| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events, StarGazing

February 23 from 7-9 p.m.  – Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and St. Johnsbury Recreation Department are pleased to announce a fun family event at the Rankin Family Conservation Lands on Clark Rd. in Danville. From 7-9PM on February 23rd our full moon snowshoe event will feature a walk… 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
November Astronomy Almanac

November Astronomy Almanac

Posted: October 31, 2015| Categories: Observing, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science, StarGazing, Uncategorized

Early risers enjoy the planets and the Moon Astronomy Highlights November sees a return to Standard Time, (on the 1st), and starts with a the continuing display of the morning planets Venus, Mars, and Jupiter. Through the month they will spread apart, but remain in view. Saturn starts the month… Read More
October Astronomy Almanac

October Astronomy Almanac

Posted: October 1, 2015| Categories: Observing, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science, StarGazing

Astronomy Highlights October nights lengthen, welcoming a great view of the Milky Way arched from southwest to northeast, its subtle beauty anchored by the Summer Triangle in the southwest, and the rising star Capella in the northeast. Saturn sinks low into the southwest through the month, but it is the… Read More
September Astronomy Highlights

September Astronomy Highlights

Posted: September 3, 2015| Categories: Observing, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science, StarGazing

A Total Lunar Eclipse of the Harvest Moon Earlier evenings feature the Big Dipper sinking lower into the northwestern skies, while the broad, faint path of the Milky Way arches from northeast to southwest.  The Summer Triangle lingers above, while the eastern skies are relatively absent of bright stars.  Saturn… Read More