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
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, December-4-2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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. Purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci. Space is unlimited, but Adventures are not! limit of 15 seats per mission.
For more information of Challenger Adventures and the Challenger Learning Center, visit miSc's CLC page.
Children (5 -12) & Adults, admission + $8*
Seniors (65+), admission + $7
*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.
Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room
|Date(s):||Saturday, December-2-2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December-9-2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December-16-2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December-23-2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December-30-2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December-2-2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, December-9-2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, December-23-2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, December-30-2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult Sundays (one child per adult), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).
|Date(s):||Sunday, December-3-2017 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December-10-2017 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December-17-2017 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December-31-2017 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to trains with Train by Elisha Cooper followed by some hands-on activities.
|Date(s):||Friday, December-15-2017 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday, December-16-2017 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join miSci for a holiday-themed After Dark event featuring our intricate 19' x 27' model train exhibit, LEGO exhibit, hands-on activities on the science of LIGHT, and an ugly sweater contest. Also enjoy FULL museum access, board games, planetarium shows, and telescope viewing (weather permitting). 21+ only.
Albany Distilling | Shmaltz Brewing | Chatham Brewing | Stump City Brewing | Capoccia Wines | Yesfolk Tonics | Short & Stout Tea | Electric City Coffee Roasters | AND MORE TBA
With Food from Given to Fry
|Date(s):||Saturday, December-9-2017 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Join the Dudley Observatory for a summary of the latest and greatest astronomical discoveries of 2017! Then enjoy a live planetarium show focusing on Winter sky constellations.
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.
|Date(s):||Tuesday, December-19-2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sponsored by the Lauterbach Pokorny family
|Date(s):||Friday, December-15-2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.
|Date(s):||Sunday, December-17-2017 @ 10:00 am - 12 pm
Interested in giving back to your community? Become a volunteer at the Museum! Get started by attending an open house. Volunteers are needed to assist with exhibits, such as the Butterfly House, assist in the archives, assist with maintenance, run Planetarium shows, and more. Open houses are held the first Monday of each month at 4:30 pm. New volunteers are welcome to stay for the all-staff at 5:15.
|Date(s):||Monday, December-4-2017 @ 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM