Museum News

July Weather

July Weather

Posted: July 10, 2019| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Skywatch Almanac Weather

With our weather’s reputation for such variety and changeability, it is hard to imagine there is a time that it ever quiets down.  However, the heart of summer in July features some of our laziest weather patterns.  But we are not alone in this situation, for the better part of… Read More
Astronomy Extravaganza!

Astronomy Extravaganza!

Posted: July 10, 2019| Categories: Planetarium News, StarGazing

Join us on July 20th to celebrate the anniversary of the lunar landing, when Apollo 11 astronauts first stepped foot on the moon! Our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium will feature special shows throughout the day that highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of the astronauts, engineers, and dreamers who worked together to… Read More
Franklin Fairbanks Award

Franklin Fairbanks Award

Posted: July 10, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Please join us for the Franklin Fairbanks Award ceremony on August 2nd from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. This year, we will honor Peggy Pearl with the Franklin Fairbanks Award, for her contributions to the arts, humanities, and sciences. New Fairbanks Fellows will also be recognized. Peggy Pearl is a… Read More
Welcome Drew

Welcome Drew

Posted: July 2, 2019| Category: Learning

Drew Bush, our new director of programs, brings terrific ideas and a wealth of experiences. He comes to the Fairbanks Museum from McGuill University in Montreal, where he has been working in the Department of Geography as a program manager. He is also connected with our local schools and has… Read More
Butterflies in Motion

Butterflies in Motion

Posted: June 26, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Our Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House is alive with movement and color! There are lots of Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies, both of which are busy laying eggs on their host plants. Amble through the exhibit to take in the variety of plants and various stages of butterfly development. Read More
Build It!

Build It!

Posted: June 21, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

“Our Kingdom Taproom and Table Build It! Lab is a joyous romp through creative exploration,” says Adam Kane, executive director of the Fairbanks Museum, as he invites visitors to this new hands-on exhibit. The Museum’s classroom, which is used by schools and students during the academic year, has been transformed… Read More
June Weather

June Weather

Posted: June 3, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

Summer emerges slowly but surely during the long days of June.  Summer’s infancy might be like any new-born, full of delight and surprise, the new grass and leaves, giving a very different feel to any early heat wave that comes along.  Rather than the stale, stifling heat of July or… Read More
June Astronomy

June Astronomy

Posted: June 3, 2019| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Our shortest nights still feature some great star gazing, starting with the Summer Triangle rising in the east – Vega, highest and brightest in the northeast, Deneb nearer the horizon, and Altair to their right, all three wading within the returning Milky Way, climbing higher above the eastern horizon, stretching… Read More
Feast with the Beasts

Feast with the Beasts

Posted: May 9, 2019| Category: Programs and Events

Celebrate summer! On Saturday, June 15, the Maple Capital Management Feast with the Beasts invites you to kick off the summer season in style, sampling flavors of local culinary talents while you party in a not-to-be-beat location. Your tickets support science education and public programs throughout the year. Our tasting… Read More
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