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"
    February 2111:30 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Dinosaur Full-Dome Movie
    February 2112:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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  • Astronomy Full-Dome Movie
    February 211:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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  • Live Astronomy Presenter - "Eclipse"
    February 212:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Adventure begins here.

What’s Happening at the Museum?

Winter Camps
Feb 26 – Mar 1

Registration is now open!

Tang Science Annex

New hands-on stations explore weather and astronomy … while having some fun!

New planetarium presentations!

Our Lyman Spitzer Jr Planetarium features new films and in-person presentations.

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Weather Forecast

Mostly sunny, breezy, and mild today; again mild Thursday; scattered snow or rain showers Thursday night into Friday.

Current Weather Information for February 21, 2024

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This Afternoon

Mostly sunny and breezy.
Mainly upper 30s to lower 40s

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Clear to partly cloudy.
Teens and 20s; around 30 CPV & SLV

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Increasing clouds. Maybe a rain/snow shower far n'rn NY.
Upper 30s to mid 40s

Mix of sun and clouds.


Snow/rain showers.
Upper 30s to mid 40s

Eye on the Night Sky

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Venus struggles to remain in view for the morning coffee crew, but tomorrow morning it would be worth taking one last look. You might use binoculars, or a spotting scope to find Mars, just to the lower right of Venus, during a narrow window from 6 o’clock until 6:10, quite low above a level, low southeast horizon.