Category: What’s Happening

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
August Astronomy

August Astronomy

Posted: July 31, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

Four planets span the evening skies—Venus low in the west, Jupiter higher in the southwest, Saturn above the “teapot” in Sagittarius in the south, and the fiery Mars in the southeast. The annual Perseid Meteor Shower brings us shooting stars from the 11th to the 14th, with the New Moon… Read More
Butterflies!

Butterflies!

Posted: June 25, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House is open! Cloak yourself in colors … step inside the Butterfly House at the Fairbanks Museum to be surrounded by fluttering, delicate creatures with bright, patterned wings. We’ve created a haven for Monarchs and more to emerge from egg to pupa to mature butterfly… Read More
SHOCKING Exhibit

SHOCKING Exhibit

Posted: May 7, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

On view now! “Electricity” offers hands-on learning for the whole family. “Electricity” is comprised of sixteen hands-on interactive stations. Each display engages visitors in the many fascinating facets of electricity. The  Franklin Institute, whose namesake conducted the famous ‘kite and key’ scientific explorations of electricity, has developed the exhibition, which… Read More
Introducing Our Summer Planetarium Schedule

Introducing Our Summer Planetarium Schedule

Posted: April 10, 2018| Categories: Planetarium News, What's Happening

We’ve got brand new shows in the works for Summer 2018 and are pleased to announced our new fulldome film “Rosetta: A Lifetime Discovery”. Join the comet discoverer Klim Churyumov in the story about the origins of the Solar System and life on Earth. Meet the challenges of a… Read More