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


Adventure begins here.

What’s Happening at the Museum?

Summer Day Camps

Outdoor programs for kids and teens at Matsinger Forest in Danville, VT!

April 22 – 28
Zach Umperovitch

Zach’s back! He’s building a new Rube Goldberg contraption in our gallery all week.

May 17
William Eddy Lecture Series presents: Rosemary Mosco

Award-winning creator of the beloved cartoon ‘Bird and Moon” comes to StJ.

Eye on the Sky the Vermont Weather Source Logo

Weather Forecast

Near-seasonable temperatures this week, with a few showers early, and again late in the week.

Current Weather Information for April 16, 2024

Daytime Cloudy and Sunny Weather Icon


Mostly to partly sunny; chance of a hilltop sprinkle northeast.
Mainly mid 50s to around 60

Evening Mostly Clear Weather Icon


Mainly clear or becoming so.
Upper 20s to mid 30s, cold hollows mid 20s

Daytime Cloudy and Sunny Weather Icon


Mostly to partly sunny.
Mid 50s to mid 60s, north to south

Mix of sun and clouds.


Rising chance of showers.
Mainly mid 50s to lower 60s

Eye on the Night Sky

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Corona Borealis, or the Northern Crown, rises into the east-northeast, one third of the way from the lower left of Arcturus, and to the upper right of Vega, just rising in the northeast. Its middle star, named appropriately Gemma, is the jewel in the crown, and highlights the semi-circle of stars.