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

  • SOLD OUT: Live Astronomy Presenter - "Tonight's Sky"
    June 611:30 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Dinosaur Full-Dome Movie
    June 612:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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  • Astronomy Full-dome Movie
    June 61:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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  • Live Astronomy Presenter - "From Apollo to Artemis"
    June 62:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • Dinosaur Full-Dome Movie
    June 63:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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Adventure begins here.

What’s Happening at the Museum?

John Perry Ph.D. (Astrophysics)
June 30, 5:30 PM

Holographic Universe Theory in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium

Dinosaurs on the way!
June 17

Dinosaurs Among Us from the American Museum of Natural History is on the way …

Build It! Workshops
June 24 & 25

Create your own Rube Goldberg contraption with Zach Umperovitch.

Eye on the Sky the Vermont Weather Source Logo

Weather Forecast

Cool, showers increasing this afternoon.

Current Weather Information for June 6, 2023

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Variable sun, clouds, and smoke.  Showers developing this afternoon.
60s to near 70, 60 to 65 northeast.

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Showers likely.
40s to around 50.

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Scattered to numerous showers.
50s to low 60s.

Mix of sun and clouds.


Scattered showers.
Upper 50s to mid 60s.

Eye on the Night Sky

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

All night, every night, the North Star is right where it always is – half way up, due north. Many are surprised that the North Star is not the brightest star in the heavens. It is not its brightness, but its location directly above the Earth’s North Pole that makes this the Pole Star. As the Earth spins on its axis, this star remains fixed in the same place, while the rest of the skies pivots around it.