Museum News

November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: November 2, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

November’s annual return to Standard Time, (on the 3rd), gives us a parting view of Saturn during the earlier evenings, inching lower in the southwest.  The Milky Way arches high overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west, while the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast.  Lower in… Read More
November Weather

November Weather

Posted: November 2, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

November was known to the Anglo-Saxons as “winde monathe”, a tribute to the increase of storms this time of year.  Lingering warmth in the southern states and in the oceans, represents a lot of energy and moisture.  Should an early outbreak of cold collide with the warmth, then a major… Read More
Halloween Tricks & Treats

Halloween Tricks & Treats

Posted: October 5, 2018| Category: Fairbanks Museum

October 31 is spooky in StJ! Will you be fierce or cuddly? Creepy or comic? Will you wear make up or a mask? Fangs or feathers? We’re looking for pirates and princesses, dragons and dinosaurs, Fortnite marauders and Ghostbusters … everyone is welcome to roam our galleries among creatures great… Read More
William Eddy Lecture: Abdi Nor Iftin

William Eddy Lecture: Abdi Nor Iftin

Posted: October 2, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Programs and Events

November 9, 7:00 at the St. Johnsbury School  Growing up in Somalia, Abdi Nor Iftin was known as “Abdi American.” He fell in love with the United States from afar, teaching himself English by watching movies like The Terminator and listening to Michael Jackson. He cheered the arrival of US… Read More
October Astronomy

October Astronomy

Posted: September 28, 2018| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

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.  The Draconid Meteor shower peaks near the 9th, while the Orionid Meteor shower peaks near… Read More
October Weather

October Weather

Posted: September 28, 2018| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

Many of us have a sense of denial that creeps over us in October, and often we hope that October will help us with our delusion.  Any frost that comes along to finish off the garden is frequently followed by a spell of warm, gentle weather often referred to as… Read More
Gail Boyajian

Gail Boyajian

Posted: September 19, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News

We’re pleased to partner with Catamount Arts to present Gerry Bergstein and Gail Boyajian: Uncovered, an exhibition of painting, drawing, mixed media, assemblage and sculpture. Looking for the Ark, featuring a selection of Gail Boyajian’s 3-dimensional work in in our main gallery through December 31, 2018. On Saturday, September 22… Read More
New Planetarium Shows!

New Planetarium Shows!

Posted: September 17, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News

This fall we have a roster of brand new and exciting shows in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, in addition to experiences like Rosetta, Stars and Shadows, and The New Space Race. If you plan on doing some stargazing this fall, come enjoy What’s Up Tonight: Autumn Lights to learn about… Read More
Mark Bowen

Mark Bowen

Posted: August 29, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Museum News, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Physicist and author Mark Bowen presents at the Fairbanks Museum on Friday, September 28, at 6:00 PM! Author Mark Bowen will read from his recent book The Telescope In The Ice, followed by a brief Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available to purchase in our Nature Store… Read More
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: August 28, 2018| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

The summer skies, like the weather, are in transition through September.  The Scorpion lowers into the southwest through the month, followed by the Teapot in Sagittarius.  Still dazzling, though low in the skies, Mars shines a pale rusty color to the lower left of the Teapot, while the fainter Saturn… Read More