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"
    December 311:30 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Dinosaur Full-Dome Movie
    December 312:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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  • Astronomy Full-dome Movie
    December 31:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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  • Live Astronomy Presenter - "Tonight's Sky"
    December 32:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • SOLD OUT: Dinosaur Full-Dome Movie
    December 33:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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Adventure begins here.

What’s Happening at the Museum?

StJ Sparkles
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.
Thank you!

We count on contributions of any size to make this museum welcoming and inspiring for everyone.

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Weather Forecast

Moderate to heavy wet snow likely tonight, especially for middle and higher northern terrain.

Current Weather Information for December 3, 2023

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Patchy drizzle.  Freezing drizzle possible far north.

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Rain and snow spreading NE during the PM. 
Mid 30s to low 40s.  

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Sunday NIght

Valley rain/snow; mountain snow, psbly heavy.  
Lows 30-35.

Mix of sun and clouds.


Rain or wet snow tapering off, fastest S. 
Highs mid 30s to low 40s.

Eye on the Night Sky

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Late this evening, near 11 o’clock, a waning Gibbous Moon lifts into the east-northeast, easily outshining its stellar companion, the star Regulus to its right. It’s interesting to note that the Sun passes Regulus in late August. Connecting that to this evening, the Moon follows the Sun’s August path, which means it rides very high in the south, cresting two-thirds of the way up in the south tomorrow morning at 5 o’clock.