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 3, 2023
Patchy drizzle. Freezing drizzle possible far north.
Rain and snow spreading NE during the PM.
Mid 30s to low 40s.
Valley rain/snow; mountain snow, psbly heavy.
Rain or wet snow tapering off, fastest S.
Highs mid 30s to low 40s.
Eye on the Night Sky
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.