Category: What’s Happening

January Astronomy

January Astronomy

Posted: December 31, 2020| Categories: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

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
January Weather

January Weather

Posted: December 31, 2020| Categories: Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

While the January Thaw may be thought of as a staple of our weather, January rarely fails to deliver the most consistently cold weather of the year. Following the shortest daylight of the year, the lengthening days are hardly enough to off-set the polar region’s continual loss of heat, helping… Read More
One Step Closer

One Step Closer

Posted: December 23, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News, What's Happening

Andrew McGregor in the Caledonian-Record: The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is one step closer to building the first major expansion on the historic building dedicated to natural sciences. The Museum Trustees voted earlier this month to move forward with the nearly $2.5 million addition that will create a 6,000… Read More
December Weather

December Weather

Posted: December 1, 2020| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather, What's Happening

The darkest days of the year are not helped by the fact that they are also the cloudiest. This darkness is complete across the arctic regions, and nearly so in the sub-arctic, providing an increasing source of cold air that causes the average  temperatures to drop nearly 15 degrees, and… Read More
December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: December 1, 2020| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, What's Happening

The most stunning sight in the skies will be the “great conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn, low in the southwest in the early evening, the closest visible in 800 years!  Mars remains prominent, cresting high in the south.  Early risers see Venus lowering toward the horizon, lost in the Sun’s… Read More
A World of Wonder

A World of Wonder

Posted: June 24, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Our signature Feast with the Beasts marks the beginning of summer — it’s a chance to get together with friends and neighbors to sample fresh flavors from talented local kitchens in one of Vermont’s true treasures. We can’t hold a party this year, instead you’re invited to celebrate the wonders… Read More
Digging Deep

Digging Deep

Posted: June 23, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

While our galleries are dark,  we’re busy planning safe and enticing experiences for you to explore when the doors reopen. We’re creating an inviting outdoor campus that extends your visit to include a new Eye on the Sky Weather/Climate installation, our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House, Honeybee Hive, native… Read More
July 1

July 1

Posted: June 12, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Starting July 1, the Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. New safety measures will be in place to keep you safe and protect staff. A new entry will bring visitors into the classroom, where guests can wash their hands with plenty of distancing space. According to… Read More
June Weather

June Weather

Posted: June 1, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Skywatch Almanac Weather, Weather, What's Happening

June eases from spring to summer, delivering some of the longest, finest days of the year.  Although a dreary day comes in now and again, much of the weather has become a local affair.  Showers and thunderstorms skip about to soak one farm, and leave another bone-dry.  But leading the… Read More
Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

Posted: May 18, 2020| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Learning, What's Happening

We’re watching for new blooms every day. Early spring flowers bask in our New England sunshine and brighten fields, forests, and wetlands with splashes of color. We’ve been recording first bloom dates at the Fairbanks Museum since 1904, and we’re not about to stop now — we’re simply moving our… Read More