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Senior Science Day (Presented by the Dudley Observatory)
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The Dudley Observatory at miSci is committed to lifelong learning and has created programming specifically designed for adults! Come explore the museum on a quiet afternoon, then join the Dudley Observatory for an exciting astronomy lesson presented by Dudley Observatory Outreach Astronomer, Dr. Valerie Rapson. Cost: Free with admission

Location: varies, inquire at admissions desk

Topics: 

January: Live Planetarium Show

February: NASA's Great Observatories: Hubble Space Telescope

March: NASA’s Great Observatories: Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

April: NASA’s Great Observatories: Chandra X-ray Observatory

May: NASA’s Great Observatories: Spitzer Space Telescope

June: NASA’s Great Observatories: James Webb Space Telescope

July: How to View the Great American Eclipse

August: Our Solar System: Exploring the Sun

September: Our Solar System: The Terrestrial Planets

October: Our Solar System: The Gas Giants

November: Our Solar System: The Asteroid and Kuiper Belt

December: Hunting for Exoplanets



Date(s): 
Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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2017 April Break Week STEM Workshops
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Enjoy hands-on STEM Workshops for students in grades K-5. Workshops are available in the morning from 9 am - 12 pm and in the afternoon from 1 pm - 4 pm. Workshops cost $25/class/student. 10% discount for members. Seats are limited! Register today by phone or online

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Date(s): 
Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Challenger Adventure
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Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, reserve tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available).

Children (5 -12), admission + $5*
Seniors (65+), admission + $8

Adults (13+), admission + $10 

*Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  

Location:
Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room



Date(s): 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Exploring Engineering Day at miSci
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Join RPI students for engineering activities throughout the miSci galleries. 

Date(s): 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Little Wonders of Science: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
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Introduce preschoolers to plant science with an educator-led reading of Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert followed by some hands-on activities.

Little Wonders of Science inspires curiosity through stories, play, and special hands-on activities specifically created for children ages 3-5. Held on the third Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning of every month, the Little Wonders of Science program introduces new STEM topics monthly.

Come early for a special 10 am showing in miSci's planetarium of "One World, One Sky" (additional $5/ person), and leave with the materials to continue the study of science at home.

Register Online or by calling 518-382-7890 x224

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Date(s): 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Night Sky Adventure: 27 Years with the Hubble Space Telescope (presented by the Dudley Observatory)
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The Hubble space telescope was placed into orbit in April of 1990. Since then, it has made many amazing discoveries. Celebrate Hubble’s legacy and hope for many more successful years of science!

Night Sky Adventures are astronomy fun for the whole family! Educators from the Dudley Observatory, in conjunction with volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group, present astronomy lessons, planetarium shows and night sky viewing (weather depending). Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. One or more telescopes will be provided for public use. 

Cost: Free with admission

Location: Planetarium, Courtyard, Lobby 




Date(s): 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Octagon Barn Star Party and Lecture: Explorations of Jupiter (Presented by the Dudley Observatory)
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Presented by the Dudley Observatory at miSci

Join the Dudley Observatory and the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers for star-gazing and an astronomy lesson at the Knox Octagon Barn in Delanson, NY. 

This month's talk with feature Professor Ralf Schauer (SCCC) speaking on “Explorations of Jupiter”.

Octagon Barn Star Parties include 1-hour talks by local astronomy enthusiasts, followed by night sky observing if the weather is clear. Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. Telescopes will also be set up for public use. Great for older children and adults!

Sponsored by the Lauterbach Pokorny family

Cost:
Free (donations graciously accepted) 

Location:
Knox Octagon Barn
588 Middle Road
Delanson, NY



Date(s): 
Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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RPI Society of Women Engineers
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Enjoy Science Demos presented by the Society of Women Engineers from RPI. 

Date(s): 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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SenseAble Science
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A sensory friendly science center experience for those with autism and other sensory needs. Presented by the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, Schenectady ARC, and miSci with additional funds from sponsors. 

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Date(s): 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12 pm

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