Welcome to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium

Immerse Yourself

The only public planetarium in Vermont invites you to take a tour of the cosmos, get transported by extreme weather, or travel through time to the age of the dinosaurs. Choose from a selection of films and in-person presentations during your visit. Or reserve the planetarium for a private show!

Today’s Programs

  • Live Astronomy Presenter - "Tonight's Sky"
    September 2811:30 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Dinosaur Full-Dome Movie
    September 2812:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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  • Astronomy Full-dome Movie
    September 281:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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  • Live Astronomy Presenter - "Journey to Mars"
    September 282:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • Dinosaur Full-Dome Movie
    September 283:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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Adventure begins here.

What’s Happening at the Museum?

Meet Daniel Tiger
Oct 8

Read-along and photos hosted by Vermont Public

Suzanne Simard
Sept 30, 6:00 PM

Presented by the William Eddy Lecture Series

Poetry in Our Planetarium
Oct 7, 7:00 PM

Out of This World
Reading From Outer Space: 100 Poems

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Weather Forecast

Valley fog burns off to sun today. More clouds tomorrow, with a little rain far south, then increasing sun and warmer this weekend.

Current Weather Information for September 28, 2023

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Valley fog burns off to sunshine.
Upper 60s to low 70s.

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Increasing clouds south to north. A chance of rain far south late.
40s to near 50, upper 30s northeast.

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A little sun north, a few showers far south.
Near 70 far north, 60 far south.

Mix of sun and clouds.


Patchy fog north, then increasing sun north to south.
Low to mid 70s.

Eye on the Night Sky

Thursday, September 28, 2023

The Moon rises about an hour before sunset this evening, and reaches its moment of being exactly Full as it sets very close to sunrise tomorrow morning. This is the first of three days in which the Moon appears full, and remains in the sky all night long. This timing earned it the name, the “Harvest Moon”, offering light for harvesting right through the night.