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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 ...
September Astronomy

September Astronomy

Posted: August 28, 2018

The summer skies, like the weather, are in transition through September.  The Scorpion lowers into the southwest through the month, followed by the Teapot in Sagittarius.  Still dazzling, though low in the skies, Mars shines a pale rusty color to the lower left of the Teapot, while the fainter Saturn ...
New World Record Set!

New World Record Set!

Posted: August 13, 2018

What a day! What a party! What a tremendous event!

August 10 is a day to remember. That's when more than 1,701 people gathered on the green across the street from the Fairbanks Museum for the largest astronomy lesson ever. This extraordinary event started as an idea to do something different ...
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 ...