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June Astronomy

June Astronomy

Posted: May 30, 2018

The planets are prominent in the skies this month, with Venus at its highest for 2018, Jupiter dazzlingly bright in the south, Saturn reaching its best late in the month, and Mars becoming fabulously bright, rising by 11 o’clock by late in the month.  Our shortest nights still feature some ...

Space news of the week

Posted: May 15, 2018

Hi all, thanks for joining me! The following is an excerpt from my weekly space news and astronomy newsletter, and I'd love it if you joined in and subscribed! You can do so here. I take everything space related from the Museum, like StarStruck, Skywatch Almanac, and Eye on ...

Star Struck: Mission to Mars

Posted: May 11, 2018

The Fairbanks Museum's Bobby Farlice-Rubio talks to WCAX about the Mars InSight lander on this month's Star Struck. It'll arrive at Mars this November and is designed to investigate marsquakes. Also in this interview, Farlice-Rubio shows off some of the new ...
May Astronomy

May Astronomy

Posted: April 25, 2018

May welcomes the return of some of the brighter summer stars, including Vega in the northeast, and Antares in the southeast.  Leo the Lion prowls the southern skies through the month, with its bright star Regulus, while late in the month, the Summer Triangle begins its annual display, rising in ...
Introducing Our Summer Planetarium Schedule

Introducing Our Summer Planetarium Schedule

Posted: April 10, 2018

We've got brand new shows in the works for Summer 2018 and are pleased to announced our new fulldome film "Rosetta: A Lifetime Discovery". Join the comet discoverer Klim Churyumov in the story about the origins of the Solar System and life ...

Star Struck: Defunct space station falls from sky

Posted: April 9, 2018

In this Star Struck, Bobby Farlice-Rubio tells us all about the Chinese space station that was lost in space until it crashed into the Pacific Ocean Monday. Watch the video for the full interview. The experimental space lab Tiangong 1 was launched ...
April Astronomy

April Astronomy

Posted: March 29, 2018

April starts with Venus climbing higher in the west, not setting until 2 hours after sunset by month's end.  Jupiter also rises earlier each night, close to sunset at the close of the month.  Saturn and Mars, low in the southeast before the morning twilight, enjoy a close encounter as ...
Astronomy Camp

Astronomy Camp

Posted: March 14, 2018

April 17 - 19

Our Astronomy Camp is a blast. Literally. We build and launch rockets. And it's so cool to see something you've created soar into the sky!
This year we will focus on the James Webb Space Telescope, an infrared telescope that ...
March Astronomy

March Astronomy

Posted: March 1, 2018

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.  After the winter Venus returns to the ...
Vacation Destination

Vacation Destination

Posted: February 27, 2018

Daily tours of the cosmos are waiting for you to take off! Want to do something out-of-this-world during school vacation? A visit to Vermont's only public planetarium won't let you down. "Our new digital projector provides sharper images of stars and the upgraded software allows us to easily 'fly' using an ...