We like to think big here at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and August 10th, 2018 is no exception. On that date, just days away from the Perseid Meteor Showers, we’ll host the Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party. This event is more than just a star party, it’s a Guinness World Record attempt, and the number to beat is 1,104. Over 1,200 of you are invited to the Fairbanks Museum to attend the largest astronomy lesson in the world.
Here is what’s happening. At 5:30 PM on August 10th we’ll open the gates to Main Street in St. Johnsbury, Vermont (prior to this the road will be closed to provide enough room for all of you to join us). There will be food trucks, astronomy activities, and much more leading up to the record breaking attempt at 8:15 PM with science educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio. Directly after the thirty-minute lecture, Mark Breen of Eye on the Night Sky and VPR host Ric Cengeri will be taking the stage to do a live broadcast of the VPR Star Gazing Party. Our rain date is August 11th.
So how can you help us break this record? We’ve got a page on this website set up to answer all of your questions like where to park, how to find the museum, what the food options are, and of course a space to thank our generous sponsors. You can find that page here at fairbanksmuseum.org/stargazingparty. If you just want to skip right to the RSVP, click here (your RSVP will get you priority access to the event space, limitations apply).
Help us break this record and set Vermont in the Guinness Book of World Records! See you all on August 10th, 2018.