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Night Owl Club

Night Owl Club

Posted: May 5, 2022

Thursday, May 5, 7:00 PM

Fairbanks Night Owl Club welcomes Dr. Kristine Larsen, Professor of Astronomy at Central Connecticut State University. She has taught online classes in general astronomy and earth science for over a decade. Dr. Larsen will talk about "Cannibal Clouds and Carrington Catastrophes: The Truth about Our Sun’s ...
May Astronomy

May Astronomy

Posted: April 30, 2022

May welcomes the return of some of summer’s brighter 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, while high above, the Big Dipper guides you with its handle to “arc” to ...

Vacation Destination

Vacation Destination

Posted: April 13, 2022

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. Check the calendar to learn about daily planetarium presentations. You can choose from a tour of the cosmos with ...
April Astronomy

April Astronomy

Posted: March 31, 2022

I always look forward to April's view of the departing Orion and his companions, the Big Dog and Taurus, the Bull, as they gradually settle to, then below the western horizon.  The spring stars may not dazzle in comparison, yet the Big Dipper is placed high in the northeast, Leo, ...
Astronomy Camp

Astronomy Camp

Posted: March 23, 2022

Calling space explorers ages 9 - 14!

Astronomy camp is happening April 18 - 22. What does it take to get to the moon? And what will you find once you get there? Let the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium help prepare you to become a Citizen of the Cosmos! With some ...
February Astronomy

February Astronomy

Posted: February 1, 2022

Orion dominates our February evenings, striding mid-way up from the southern horizon by 8 o’clock, accompanied by the brightest star in our night skies, Sirius, below and left of Orion, marking the nose of the Great Dog.  High in the south, Taurus, the Bull charges at Orion, protecting the Seven ...
November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: November 2, 2021

November's annual return to Standard Time, on the 7th, gives us a grand view of Milky Way, arching from the southwest, up and then overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west.  As the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast, the red star Aldebaran shines in the east, ...
October Astronomy

October Astronomy

Posted: September 30, 2021

As the shorter days give way to longer nights, the Milky Way arches from near the Teapot of Sagittarius, hosting Jupiter and Saturn in the south-southwest, through the Summer Triangle high in the southwest, then into the northeast to greet the rising star Capella.  Summer’s bright star Arcturus sets in ...
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: August 28, 2021

Summer's constellations, Scorpio and Sagittarius, begin their departure, progressing from south toward the southwest through the month.  At the same time, the planetary duo of Jupiter and Saturn climb higher from the southeast into the south.  Extending up from the Teapot in Sagittarius, the broad, faint path of the Milky ...
Stargazing Party

Stargazing Party

Posted: August 11, 2021

Aug 12: Turn your gaze toward the stars!

You're invited to a statewide stargazing party with hosts Mark Breen, director of the planetarium at the Fairbanks Museum, and VPR's Mary Engisch. Mark also produces his own astronomy podcast -- Eye on the Night Sky -- broadcast weekdays on VPR. He'll answers ...