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"
    November 3011:30 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Dinosaur Full-Dome Movie
    November 3012:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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  • Astronomy Full-dome Movie
    November 301:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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  • Live Astronomy Presenter - "Journey to Mars"
    November 302:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Membership

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.

Eye on the Sky the Vermont Weather Source Logo

Weather Forecast

Milder with increasing sunshine today. Continued mild Friday, but with a rising chance of rain showers, mainly in the afternoon.

Current Weather Information for November 30, 2023

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This Afternoon

Partly to mostly sunny.
Mainly upper 30s to mid 40s

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Tonight

Partly cloudy; more clouds far north, with maybe a rain or snow shower late.
30s, some upper 20s east.

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Friday

Morning sun east and south, a rain shower northwest, then rain spreading east in PM.
Upper 30 to mid 40s

Mix of sun and clouds.

Saturday

Scattered rain/snow showers.
Mid 30s to mid 40s, north to south

Eye on the Night Sky

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Today:
Due east this evening at 6:50 PM will be a faint cluster of stars called the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. To see them easier, look slightly to their side (either one), and their faint light hits a more sensitive part of your eye. In Japan they are known as “Subaru” – yes, the same as the car – which means “to gather together”.