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Eyewitness to NASA

Eyewitness to NASA

Posted: July 29, 2022

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 ... ...
August Astronomy

August Astronomy

Posted: July 27, 2022

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 ...

Star Party

Star Party

Posted: July 22, 2022

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 ...

July Astronomy

July Astronomy

Posted: June 29, 2022

The southern skies host the red star Antares marking the “heart” of the Scorpion, with claws stretching to the west, and its tail right along the horizon. To its left, crossing the "river of light" known as the Milky Way, is the “teapot” in Sagittarius. Climbing higher in the east, ...
Night Owl Club

Night Owl Club

Posted: June 27, 2022

Thursday, July 7, 7:00 PM

Our guest this month is Brad Vietje, science advisor and educator at the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation and former president of Stellafane. In his discussion, “Tools of the Trade: Telescopes and More,” he'll review basic telescope types, their uses, and how cameras have changed amateur and ...
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 ...