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Brew Moon BeerFest

Brew Moon BeerFest

Posted: September 5, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Want to know more about what makes a tasty beer? We've got answers ... and plenty of science to back it up. The Fairbanks Brew Moon BeerFest celebrates the best of our region's micro-brews accompanied by a unique ...

August Astronomy

August Astronomy

Posted: August 5, 2019

The evenings arrive just a little earlier in August, 45 minutes-worth by month's end.  The annual Perseid Meteor Shower from the 11th to the 14th will be greatly hampered by the nearly Full Moon this year.  Darker evenings away from the Full Moon feature Scorpius and the “teapot” ...

Astronomy Extravaganza!

Astronomy Extravaganza!

Posted: July 10, 2019

Join us on July 20th to celebrate the anniversary of the lunar landing, when Apollo 11 astronauts first stepped foot on the moon!

Our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium will feature special shows throughout the day that highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of the astronauts, engineers, and ...

CNB Stories from Space

CNB Stories from Space

Posted: February 1, 2019

Sunday mornings are a blast in our planetarium!

Community National Bank Stories from Space is from 10 - 11AM on Sundays through November 24. This lively program is for budding space explorers, toddlers to 5 years old and their families. Science educator Mike Ressler and guest presenters zoom kids through the ...
February Astronomy

February Astronomy

Posted: January 30, 2019

February evenings feature the great Orion, 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, as the Big ...
Stellar Seating

Stellar Seating

Posted: December 4, 2018

How would you like to see your name on plush, new seating in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium?

Your gift of $200 or more now through February 28 gives you a chance to place your name -- or the name of someone you want to honor -- on a fabulous chair ...
Planetarium

Planetarium

Posted: November 19, 2018

Winter hours: Shows at 12:30 PM every day, and 3:30 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

Shorter days mean more night sky and fantastic stargazing. Whether you're seasoned or just starting to explore, take a tour through the cosmoses in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium. Our live presenters guide you through the visible stars, ...
November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: November 2, 2018

November's annual return to Standard Time, (on the 3rd), gives us a parting view of Saturn during the earlier evenings, inching lower in the southwest.  The Milky Way arches high overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west, while the dazzling Capella rises higher in the northeast.  Lower in ...
New Planetarium Shows!

New Planetarium Shows!

Posted: September 17, 2018

This fall we have a roster of brand new and exciting shows in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, in addition to experiences like Rosetta, Stars and Shadows, and The New Space Race. If you plan on doing some stargazing this fall, come enjoy What's Up Tonight: Autumn Lights to learn about ...
Mark Bowen

Mark Bowen

Posted: August 29, 2018

Physicist and author Mark Bowen presents at the Fairbanks Museum on Friday, September 28, at 6:00 PM!

Author Mark Bowen will read from his recent book The Telescope In The Ice, followed by a brief Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available to purchase in our Nature Store before ...