May
25
Thu
“Your Evening Sky” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
May 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This half-hour live tour of the cosmos will focus on basic constellation identification, star currently visible, planetary observation, and touches briefly on timekeeping and navigation. From the youngest of aspiring astronomers to seasoned sky watchers, our brief exploration of tonight’s sky will show you what’s up there and how to stargaze.

From time to time, we have to substitute the live program with a recorded program instead. Please call ahead to confirm.

Designed for adults and children 6 years and up.
$4 per person
To reserve tickets, call 802-748-2372.

*** Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the program begins to pick up reserved tickets.
Late comers will not be admitted.

Tech Support @ Upstairs at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Need an email account?
Want to browse the internet?
Want to enjoy free ebooks and audiobooks?
Device giving you trouble?
Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop to our weekly tech support session and learn how to access our online services!

“Real Boy” Vt. PBS (Free Screening) @ Cinema 2
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
26
Fri
Storytime at the Athenaeum Children’s Library
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Stories, songs, finger plays, crafts, free play and snacks! Come spend time with your child, enjoy a few good books, and meet other parents and caregivers in the community.

“Your Evening Sky” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
May 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This half-hour live tour of the cosmos will focus on basic constellation identification, star currently visible, planetary observation, and touches briefly on timekeeping and navigation. From the youngest of aspiring astronomers to seasoned sky watchers, our brief exploration of tonight’s sky will show you what’s up there and how to stargaze.

From time to time, we have to substitute the live program with a recorded program instead. Please call ahead to confirm.

Designed for adults and children 6 years and up.
$4 per person
To reserve tickets, call 802-748-2372.

*** Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the program begins to pick up reserved tickets.
Late comers will not be admitted.

Dorothy Reads Book Club
May 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A new type of book club starts in May. This time two groups will be available. Sign up for the one that works with your schedule.
Group 1 Mondays, May 1, 8, 15   1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Group 2 Fridays, May 12, 19, 26 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
This is how book club will work:
Each reader will choose a different Dorothy Canfield Fisher award book to read.  The first 30 minutes will be silent book club.  Then we will come together and share what we have read so far. You can do all your reading at the book club or you can continue reading your book at home.  What a great way to start learning about these books!

To sign up, contact Adele West-Fisher, Youth Services Librarian by emailing awestfisher@stjathenaeum.org or calling 802-748-8291, ext. 303. A group needs a minimum of 3 people signed up to meet.

“Queen of the Desert” @ Cinema 1
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm
May
27
Sat
“All Aboard The ISS” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
May 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a live introductory feature focusing on the Expedition Crews of the International Space Station! Stay up to date on the current research and space walks, and learn how to identify different parts of the space station. Take a look at Earth from the astronauts’ starry view, and learn how to best spot the station passing by before you depart!

From time to time, we have to substitute the live program with a recorded program instead. Please call ahead to confirm.

Designed for adults and children 6 years and up.
$4 per person
To reserve tickets, call 802-748-2372.

*** Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the program begins to pick up reserved tickets.
Late comers will not be admitted.

“Where Stars Are Born” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

When we look at pictures of nebulae we can truly imagine the vast beauty of creations made within our universe. What exactly are nebulas made of? When we look at the night sky, where can we find these unique cosmic clouds? For this hour long live show, we’ll discover how these giagantic deep space objects keep our galaxy forever changing.

From time to time, we have to substitute the live program with a recorded program instead. Please call ahead to confirm.

Designed for adults and children 6 years and up.
$6 per person
To reserve tickets, call 802-748-2372.

*** Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the program begins to pick up reserved tickets.
Late comers will not be admitted.

“Your Evening Sky” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
May 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This half-hour live tour of the cosmos will focus on basic constellation identification, star currently visible, planetary observation, and touches briefly on timekeeping and navigation. From the youngest of aspiring astronomers to seasoned sky watchers, our brief exploration of tonight’s sky will show you what’s up there and how to stargaze.

From time to time, we have to substitute the live program with a recorded program instead. Please call ahead to confirm.

Designed for adults and children 6 years and up.
$4 per person
To reserve tickets, call 802-748-2372.

*** Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the program begins to pick up reserved tickets.
Late comers will not be admitted.

“Queen of the Desert” @ Cinema 1
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm
May
28
Sun
“Two Small Pieces of Glass” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
May 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Glimmering in the southwestern sky, Mars’ color springs from the planet’s desiccated, heavily oxidized surface. For more than 100 years people have dreamed Mars may once have been home to life. From bacterial populations to fanciful romantic imaginings of dying civilizations, the common stream here? The need for water. Join us in an effort to understand the early evolution of one of our closest planetary neighbors.

From time to time, we have to substitute the live program with a recorded program instead. Please call ahead to confirm.

Designed for adults and children 6 years and up.
$4 per person
To reserve tickets, call 802-748-2372.

*** Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the program begins to pick up reserved tickets.
Late comers will not be admitted.

“Wilson” @ Cinema 2
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
“Your Backyard Starry Sky” in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The night sky is spangled with stars of varying brilliance. Over the next hour we’ll take a trip to see what your backyard’s night sky will look like tonight. From planets, to distant galaxies, to ancient myths, you’ll learn how to find these amazing objects with your own eyes! This show is an extended, in-depth Your Evening Sky show.

From time to time, we have to substitute the live program with a recorded program instead. Please call ahead to confirm.

Designed for adults and children 6 years and up.
$6 per person
To reserve tickets, call 802-748-2372.

*** Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the program begins to pick up reserved tickets.
Late comers will not be admitted.

Queen of the Desert @ Cinema 1
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm