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, March-6-2017 @ 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. 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.
Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room
|Date(s):||Saturday, March-4-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, March-11-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, March-4-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, March-11-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spend the evening exploring the exhibits at miSci! Complete the night with a Night Sky Adventure with the Dudley Observatory.
|Date(s):||Tuesday, March-21-2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
It’s never too early to introduce a child to the wonders of science! Bring children ages 3 - 5 to discover caterpillars with Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Inspire curiosity with storytelling and make-and-take activities. Explore a different topic each month! Limited openings.
FREE with Museum admission.
Register online or by calling 518-382-7890 x228.
|Date(s):||Thursday, March-16-2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, March-17-2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, March-18-2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jupiter may be the largest planet in the solar system, but there is a lot of unknown information about Jupiter. How did it form? What is the atmosphere like? What fuels the great red spot? Juno, a recent mission to Jupiter, will help us answer these and other questions about the gas giant. 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, March-21-2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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, March-26-2017 @ 10:00 am - 12 pm
Join Dr. Paul Roundy, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at UAlbany, for a science café talk on predicting
Presented with support from: The Teen Science Café network, using funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Number 1223830 and the Rotary Club of Schenectady Foundation
Call 382-7890 x237 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: miSci Lobby
|Date(s):||Monday, March-6-2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm