Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
Natural science museum located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Only public planetarium in Vermont.
The Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium at the Fairbanks Museum is the only public planetarium in Vermont.
Installed on the top floor of the museum between 1959-1960 and opened in 1961 by the museum’s director Fred Mold, using a Spitz dodecahedron pinhole projector, which remains on display in the museum.
The planetarium was later renovated in 2012 with a Digitalis Digitarium system and new astronomy gallery. It was then upgraded in 2018-2019 with new seating, tilted dome, and a new 4K projection system.
The planetarium currently hosts daily live presentations and full dome movies for the public and school groups.