Category: Programs and Events

New World Record Set!

New World Record Set!

Posted: August 13, 2018| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events, StarGazing, What's Happening

What a day! What a party! What a tremendous event! August 10 is a day to remember. That’s when more than 1,701 people gathered on the green across the street from the Fairbanks Museum for the largest astronomy lesson ever. This extraordinary event started as an idea to do something… Read More
Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party (Weather Looking Good!)

Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party (Weather Looking Good!)

Posted: June 26, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

We are go for today’s event, the weather is looking good! An RSVP is NOT required to attend this event. Please navigate to fairbanksmuseum.org/stargazingparty for up to date information. We like to think big here at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and August 10th, 2018 is no exception. On that… Read More
Science Fair

Science Fair

Posted: April 9, 2018| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

April 13 Franklin Fairbanks would be delighted to welcome students to the museum to present their projects during our first-ever Home School Science Fair! We’re eager to see what imaginative, creative, thoughtful presentations come through … and we’re looking forward to having lots of fun. The fair will be set… Read More
Franklin Fairbanks Award

Franklin Fairbanks Award

Posted: March 23, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

Saturday, May 5 Richard W. Brown will receive the 2018 Franklin Fairbanks Award during a celebration at the Museum. The Franklin Fairbanks Award is given each year to an individual for lifelong creative and dedicated service to the residents of Vermont and New England. In selecting the Franklin Fairbanks Award… Read More
Astronomy Camp

Astronomy Camp

Posted: March 14, 2018| Categories: Astronomy Camp, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

April 17 – 19 Our Astronomy Camp is a blast. Literally. We build and launch rockets. And it’s so cool to see something you’ve created soar into the sky! This year we will focus on the James Webb Space Telescope, an infrared telescope that is more sensitive and has… Read More
Vacation Destination

Vacation Destination

Posted: February 27, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

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. “Our new digital projector provides sharper images of stars and the upgraded software allows us to easily ‘fly’ using… Read More
Beekeeping Basics

Beekeeping Basics

Posted: January 26, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

Saturday, March 10: North Country Beekeepers – Have you ever thought about keeping honey bees? Then this introductory workshop is for you. The following areas will be covered during the program: history of beekeeping, basic, honeybee biology, apiary location, equipment, bee behavior, working in hives, colonies, nucs, packages, swarms, and new… Read More
Victorian Holiday

Victorian Holiday

Posted: November 27, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

Saturday, December 9, 1:30 – 4:00 PM. We’re decking the halls and pulling out the platters, prepping for our time-capsule holiday tradition. The Fairbanks Victorian Holiday Open House is our way to say “thank you” to our members, neighbors, and friends as we ring in the season with sweets and… Read More
David Aguilar

David Aguilar

Posted: November 6, 2017| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Saturday, November 18, 1:30 – 3:30 David A. Aguilar, award-winning author, astronomer and space artist will read from his recently released book, Seven Wonders of the Solar System, and talk about Pluto and the search for mysterious Planet 9. This event will happen in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, where… Read More
Sonam Wangchuk

Sonam Wangchuk

Posted: September 25, 2017| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

Sonam Wangchuk spoke on October 29th at the St. Johnsbury Masonic Temple as part of the Museum’s William Eddy Lecture Series. His story and his innovative approaches to improving the livelihoods and education of communities in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh inspired his captive Vermont audience to think about creating… Read More