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Night Owl Club

Night Owl Club

Posted: December 1, 2022

Thurs, Dec 8 @ 7:00 PM

Night Owl Club is a monthly conversation about astronomy and space exploration. Join online with questions or simply listen-in for inspiration to help you read the night sky and connect with a community of stargazers and explorers.
We're hosting Claudio Véliz, AIA for a presentation: "DECIPHER: Interpreting ...
November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: November 1, 2022

November's annual return to Standard Time, on the 6th, 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, ...
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: August 30, 2022

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 ...
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, ...
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, ...