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


Adventure begins here.

What’s Happening at the Museum?

June 15
Ben Miller’s Stand-Up Science

What happens when a comedian walks into a volcano?

June 17-21
Teen Land Stewards

Apply to join a team of energetic builders who will create a new program site in Matsinger Forest!

Summer Day Camps

Outdoor programs for kids and teens at Matsinger Forest in Danville, VT!

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Weather Forecast

Patchy frost possible tonight in northern cold hollows. Dry and pleasant Friday and Saturday.

Current Weather Information for May 30, 2024

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Thursday Night

Clear to partly cloudy.
Mainly upper 30s to mid 40s, some lower 30s in the cold hollows

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Partly to mostly sunny.
Mainly upper 60s to mid 70s

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Mostly sunny.
Mid 70s to around 80

Mix of sun and clouds.


Slight chance of aftn showers, mainly from the southern Greens westward.
Mid 70s to around 80, some lower 70s southwest

Eye on the Night Sky

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Saturn continues to rise a few minutes earlier each night, breaking the eastern horizon at 2 o’clock tomorrow morning, though not alone. The Moon is just hours past its Last Quarter phase, still looking half-illuminated, just to the lower left of its far-more distant cousin Saturn, some 910 million miles, compared to the Moon’s one quarter of one million miles.