Museum News

Art and Architecture

Art and Architecture

Posted: September 13, 2022| Category: Fairbanks Museum

Fri, Oct 7, 5:30 – 7:00 PM The Eddy Lecture Series presents Art and Architecture: Designing the Tang Science Annex. Join the design team from Vermont Integrated Architecture for an in-process stroll through the plans for the Fairbanks Museum’s Tang Science Annex. This behind-the-scenes presentation starts with a tour… Read More
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: August 30, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

Summer’s constellations, Scorpio and Sagittarius, begin their departure, progressing from south toward the southwest through the month.  At the same time, Saturn edges higher from southeast into the south, and Jupiter rises into the east, joined by Mars before midnight.  Extending up from the Teapot in Sagittarius, the broad, faint… Read More
September Weather

September Weather

Posted: August 30, 2022| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

The shortening days and growing nights find their balance in September, but the weather scales are still tipped in favor of the warm weather.  The land and ocean store the summer heat, releasing it during the fall, which is why it is so much warmer than March, which gets an… Read More
STEM After School

STEM After School

Posted: August 25, 2022| Category: Education

The STEM Lab at the Fairbanks Museum is dedicated to applied scientific research. It’s a space where students follow their own curiosity and passion for discovery. ​This state-of-the-art lab was established in partnership with the New Hampshire Academy of Science (NHAS) to address the need in Vermont’s Northeast… Read More
Opening Minds

Opening Minds

Posted: August 12, 2022| Categories: Education, Fairbanks Museum

Education is central to what happens in and around the Museum, and our commitment to learning is growing with the Tang Science Annex. Our campus will include new classrooms and renovated spaces to encourage formal and informal learning at all ages. The teaching team at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is… Read More
Eyewitness to NASA

Eyewitness to NASA

Posted: July 29, 2022| Categories: Planetarium News, Programs and Events, Space Science

Thursday, August 11, 6:00 PM  What does it take to travel to space? Dr. Ken Kremer and Jean Wright from Space UpClose bring their first-hand experiences working with NASA to St. Johnsbury. Their discussion will focus on human and robotic explorers to the space station, moon, mars and beyond… Read More
August Astronomy

August Astronomy

Posted: July 27, 2022| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The evenings arrive a little earlier in August, 45 minutes-worth by month’s end. The Milky Way runs from between the Scorpion and the “teapot” in the south, up through the three bright stars forming the Summer Triangle, found nearly overhead, and fades as it heads toward the northeast horizon, home… Read More
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: July 27, 2022| Categories: Eye on the Sky, Fairbanks Museum, Skywatch Almanac Weather

August appears to enjoy complimenting its green with shades of yellow and brown and gold. The flowers of late summer, dominated by the goldenrod, are primarily in the yellow and gold range. The tawny tassels of corn are dancing in the hot afternoon breeze, and the lawns sear brown when… Read More
Star Party

Star Party

Posted: July 22, 2022| Categories: Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News, StarGazing

Friday, August 5, 9:00 PM You’re invited to a statewide star party with hosts Mark Breen, director of the planetarium at the Fairbanks Museum, and Vermont Public’s Mary Engisch. Mark produces the astronomy podcast Eye on… Read More
Butterflies

Butterflies

Posted: June 30, 2022| Category: Fairbanks Museum

We’ll release the butterflies on Labor Day! Make sure you visit before we say “farewell” to the butterflies until next summer. Have you visited the Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House yet this year?  If not, you’re missing out on one of our most amazing exhibits.  The Butterfly… Read More