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May Astronomy

May Astronomy

Posted: May 1, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

May welcomes the return of some of the brighter summer stars, including Vega in the northeast, and Antares in the southeast.   High in the south, Leo the Lion prowls toward the southwest through the month, identified by the “backwards question mark” that forms his head, mane, and shoulders.  High above,… Read More
May Weather

May Weather

Posted: May 1, 2019| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

May’s beauty is more than just a poet’s notion.  Apples and lilacs perfume the air, the trees and meadows display every shade of green possible, and the fresh blue skies are not yet spoiled with summer haze.  The gardens are being planted, and the first fields are mown for hay. … Read More
Bats in VT

Bats in VT

Posted: April 15, 2019| Category: Programs and Events

April 17 (6:30 – 8:00 PM) The Conservation and Recovery Efforts of Bats in Vermont with state biologist Alyssa Bennett. Learn about bat conservation and recovery efforts being implemented in Vermont and across the continent. Alyssa Bennett is the Small Mammals Biologist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, who… Read More
Vacation Destination

Vacation Destination

Posted: April 11, 2019| Category: Programs and Events

Bring your imagination and curiosity to the Fairbanks Museum for some inspired, out-of-the-ordinary fun. These programs are designed to spark creativity and nurture curiosity in all ages. Find out what makes things tick … and what happens when you let your mind wander. We’re dedicating this week’s adventures to inventions… Read More
2018 In Review

2018 In Review

Posted: April 4, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

What a year! 2018 saw a new Guinness World Record set for the largest astronomy lesson here at the Fairbanks Museum. It was also a year of tremendous community connections. Each and every way you are involved with programs, exhibits, and events builds relationships and strengthens the experience for everyone. Read More
Skywatch Astronomy

Skywatch Astronomy

Posted: March 28, 2019| Category: Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

This April starts with Orion and his companions the Big Dog and Taurus, the Bull, standing on the western horizon to start, but will be sinking through the month.  The spring stars may not dazzle in comparison, yet the Big Dipper is placed high in the northeast, Leo, the Lion… Read More
Skywatch Weather

Skywatch Weather

Posted: March 28, 2019| Category: Skywatch Almanac Weather

Two steps forward and one step back – such is April’s wayward course into spring.  It is as though spring is still in its infancy, exploring the possibilities of warmer weather with some triumphant successes, but hampered by disappointing failures.  The child-like fits and starts can be frustrating, or perhaps… Read More
Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

Jr. Duck Stamp Winner

Posted: March 15, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Liv Gahleitner, a student at Lyndon Institute, is the winner of the 2019 Best of Show in the Vermont Competition of the Federal Duck Stamp Design Contest. Artwork was displayed and evaluated at the Fairbanks Museum on March 13. The winning illustration of two Common Goldeneyes will be included in… Read More
Skywatch Astronomy

Skywatch Astronomy

Posted: March 4, 2019| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

In March, Orion settles into the southwest for some great evening views.  The evenings also feature the Big Dipper rising in the northeast, looking like a giant question mark.  Follow the “handle” toward the horizon, where the star Arcturus rises by 9 o’clock.  Venus sits quite low in the east… Read More
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