Join Fairbanks Museum astronomy experts and educators for a full day of programming on April 8th.
Be part of the excitement in St. Johnsbury to experience the eclipse totality with Jane Lindholm, creator, host, and executive producer of “But Why? A Podcast for Curious Kids,” and Mark Breen, director of our Lyman Spitzer Jr Planetarium and producer of “Eye on the Night Sky.” Or tune in to Vermont Public from wherever you are to experience a full or partial eclipse on radio, TV, and livestream on YouTube from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.
Starting at noon, our family-friendly event includes
> Interpretation stations with museum educators and volunteers who will use models to illustrate how and why eclipses occur
> Guided craft tables to make and decorate your own pinhole viewer, safety shield, and other activities to enhance your eclipse experience
> NASA livestream video of the eclipse as it crosses North America
> From 3:00 -4:00 PM join the audience of our live broadcast with “But Why?” host and executive producer, Jane Lindholm and director of our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, Mark Breen. They will guide us through the total solar eclipse and share commentary drawing on history, science, and the astonishing experience of being in the path of totality! During this special coverage, Mark and Jane will be looking at solar eclipses from all angles: What are they? Why do they happen? When do they happen? What do animals do during an eclipse? How is is THIS Solar Eclipse significant? When was the last solar eclipse in Vermont? How can people view them safely?
> Food trucks offer a variety of local flavors, and downtown St. Johnsbury offers shopping and dining options.
Rain or shine, this will be an event to remember!
A limited number of tickets for our planetarium presentations on April 6 – 8 are available for advance purchase. In addition, tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the show on a first-come, first-served basis.
Member promo code (up to 4 tickets): MEMBER