Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
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!
What’s Happening at the Museum?
Dec 8 & 9
A community-wide celebration of the season!
Winter Nature Buddies
Wed or Thur, 10:00 AM
A playgroup for the youngest naturalists and their caregivers
You’re the reason we do what we do.
We count on contributions of any size to make this museum welcoming and inspiring for everyone.
Current Weather Information for December 1, 2023
AM sun south of Rt. 2, clouds north. Becoming cloudy, rain later this afternoon.
40s to low 50s.
Rain, ending as wet snow over higher elevations north.
Rain/wet snow showers north, spotty south.
Mid 30s to mid 40s, north to south
Chance of rain or snow showers, steadier late.
30s to lower 40s.
Eye on the Night Sky
Venus continues to be majestic in the morning skies, rising before 3:30 AM, and seen along side the bright star Spica to its right. Although Spica shines as the 11th brightest star in the heavens, it appears 100 times fainter than Venus. Through the month, Venus loses its height, rising an hour later, and only climbing to one quarter of the way up at month’s end.