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Expressway to the Stars

Thu, Feb. 20, 2020 5:00pm — 11:00pm

Expressway to the Stars 

Join us, the Fairbanks Museum, and Two Roads brewing in the Day lodge during president week for our, "Expressway to the Stars." Sail around the night sky, learn about the mythology of constellations, and fly with your friends and family to places like Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, or the Sun in the Fairbanks Museum's mobile planetarium.

Ticket Prices: 

  • $8 per adult 
  • $5 per child 12 and under
  • $25 for a family of 4 

**All tickets can be purchased outside of the planetarium day of the show.**

February, Thursday 2/20: 

  • 5pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "What's Up, Tonight's Sky." 
  • 6pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "Bang, Zoom, To the Moon!"
  • 7pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "Greek Mythology of the Night Sky."
  • 8pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "What's Up, Tonight's Sky."
  • 10pm: Adult Show. "It Came From Above." 

February, Friday 2/21: 

  • 5pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "What's Up, Tonight's Sky." 
  • 6pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "Bang, Zoom, To the Moon!"
  • 7pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "Greek Mythology of the Night Sky."
  • 8pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "What's Up, Tonight's Sky."
  • 10pm: Adult Show. "Rekindling the Sun." 

 

February, Saturday 2/22: 

  • 5pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "What's Up, Tonight's Sky." 
  • 6pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "Bang, Zoom, To the Moon!"
  • 7pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "Greek Mythology of the Night Sky."
  • 8pm: Family Show. All ages welcome. "What's Up, Tonight's Sky."
  • 10pm: Adult Show. "Zodiac Nights." 

 

Portable Planetarium Shows: 

  • What’s Up, Tonight's Skies: A look at the skies as they appear tonight, featuring constellations, planets and the Moon.
  • Myths and Legends: The stars and constellations have been imagined by many people across the globe, often referring to their culture, as well as how the sky appears to move and change through the year. This show features classic Greco-Roman myths, with a few other cultures as well.
  • Native American Star Stories: This planetarium show focuses on a combination of star stories from the Indian nations, offering an introduction to culture in contrast to other versions of star stories. Beginning with our local Abenaki tribe and including, among others, the Cherokee, Onanadaga, Tewa Pueblo, and Klingit, students experience the breadth and scope of the traditions that inform present day and past native culture.
  • Greek Mythology of the Night Sky: For students who have been studying Greek myths and legends, the museum educator begins with student knowledge, asking them to retell the stories. The characters in those stories and the storylines are illustrated through star patterns.  Students learn that there are three types of Greek myths related to the night skies: explanation myths, myths inspired by the constellations, and myths that use constellations to retell an established story.
  • Living in Space: Is it possible that humans might walk on Mars within a decade? NASA and companies like SpaceX are working on plans to put humans on Mars soon, and we already have the International Space Station too! What would it take to live in space, on another planet, or just floating out amongst the stars? In this lesson, we will study the kinds of technologies that will be necessary to support human life, and also the biology and physics necessary to understand why it's so difficult to leave the Earth!
  • Bang! Zoom! To the Moon!: How does the moon move, and why does it change appearance?  The moon is the most easily recognized object in the night sky, as well as the most misunderstood.  It changes shape, location and timing, creates eclipses and is the only other planetary object humans have landed on and explored. Following the planetarium experience, students use clay to makes a scale model of the relative size of the sun to moon, and explore how the moon moves, independent of the earth, and vice versa. The session closes with a viewing of actual moon landings.

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Questions or Need Help?

Call 866-966-4820 to speak with our reservations team or email them at: reserve@skiburke.com

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