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

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Adventure begins here.

What’s Happening at the Museum?

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Weather Forecast

Some sun, some showers or a thunderstorm today. Turning cooler and less humid later tonight and Friday.

Current Weather Information for July 25, 2024

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Thursday Night

A few local showers north.  Periods of clouds, cooler.
50s to low 60s.

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Friday

Becoming mostly sunny. Less humid.
70s to low 80s.

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Saturday

Abuant sunshine, a nice summer day.
Mid 70s to mid 80s.

Mix of sun and clouds.

Today

A few scattered showers or a thunderstorm north. Becoming partly sunny.
70s to near 80.

Eye on the Night Sky

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Today:
As twilight now falls just a little earlier than the beginning of the month, you’ll find the skies dark enough to catch a view of the bluish-white star Spica, low in the southwest. Spica, translated as a “spike of wheat”, sits on the hips of Virgo, long associated with the harvest. In another 6 weeks, Spica becomes lost in the Sun’s glare, about the time that the harvest season begins in earnest.