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Skywatch Weather

Skywatch Weather

Posted: March 4, 2019| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

The fall of an empire has its share of cliches.  So when winter’s reign comes to an end each March, the cliches begin dripping like the first strong run of sap.  Winter appears invincible as the month begins.  Snow depths are often at their maximum, the ice impenetrable, the boreal… Read More
March 1, 4:00 – 5:30PM

March 1, 4:00 – 5:30PM

Posted: February 22, 2019| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum

125 years of weather observation! On March 1st, 1894, the Fairbanks Museum was officially accepted as an observation site for the US Weather Bureau.  Join us as we celebrate this milestone! At 4:00 our Eye on the Sky team marks the anniversary by taking the daily weather observations. A reception… Read More
Lion Love

Lion Love

Posted: February 14, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

The lions that you see guarding the front entryway of the Fairbanks Museum have been in place since September 1894. They were designed and created in the studio of O. Andreoni in Rome, Italy, the same artist who produced a bust of Franklin Fairbanks and his father, Erastus, which are… Read More
Feb 25, 26 & 27

Feb 25, 26 & 27

Posted: February 8, 2019| Categories: Learning, Programs and Events

Strawberry DNA in our STEM Lab! Ever wondered what DNA is? Living things — including you — are made up of unique DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid), the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of our distinctive genetic information and can be used to identify someone or something. We’ll take… Read More
Gail Boyajian

Gail Boyajian

Posted: February 6, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Looking for the Ark on view in the balcony gallery. Colorful natural-history themed paintings and 3-dimensional creations that evoke a time and place just beyond our imagination are on view in our balcony gallery. These dreamscapes appear real … almost. Give yourself a vacation from winter’s frost with a tour… Read More
Feb 9: Backyard Birding

Feb 9: Backyard Birding

Posted: February 4, 2019| Categories: Observing, Programs and Events

Laura Tobin from the Northeast Kingdom Audubon Society talks about identifying back yard birds, from common chickadees to unfamiliar species. She’ll guide you through the basics of markings, calls, and habits to help novice and experienced birders get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count (taking place all over the… Read More
CNB Stories from Space

CNB Stories from Space

Posted: February 1, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Planetarium News, Programs and Events

Sunday mornings are a blast in our planetarium! Community National Bank Stories from Space is for budding space explorers, infants to 5 years old and their families. Science educator Mike Ressler zooms kids through the solar system as he reads space stories. This family-friendly event in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Read More
February Astronomy

February Astronomy

Posted: January 30, 2019| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

February evenings feature the great Orion, mid-way up from the southern horizon by 8 o’clock, accompanied by the brightest star in our night skies, Sirius, below and left of Orion, marking the nose of the Great Dog.  High in the south, Taurus, the Bull charges at Orion, as the Big… Read More
February Weather

February Weather

Posted: January 30, 2019| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

While there are signs hinting at Spring – longer, sunnier days, and warmer afternoons urging the first run of maple sap in the milder sugar woods – the weather does its best to disguise such phantoms of hope.  Permitting a day or two of blue skies and light winds, the… Read More
Fairbanks Museum Star Party with Kingdom Trails Association

Fairbanks Museum Star Party with Kingdom Trails Association

Posted: January 25, 2019| Categories: Learning, Observing, Programs and Events

Even though the museum and planetarium are closed this week, you can still see the stars with museum staff up at Kingdom Trails this weekend.  Join Bobby Farlice-Rubio and Jody Hopp after a snowshoe to share hot chocolate and take a look at the stars through telescopes on the aptly… Read More