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, June-5-2017 @ 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, June-3-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June-10-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June-17-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June-24-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June-3-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, June-10-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, June-17-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, June-24-2017 @ 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, June-20-2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Come to miSci for a fun filled day all about asteroids! Tour the galleries, see a planetarium show, and participate in space-themed hands on activities. Great for all ages!
Free with admission. Additional $5/person/show for planetarium.
|Date(s):||Friday, June-30-2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Date(s):||Friday, June-16-2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, June-17-2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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, June-20-2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday, June-20-2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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 with feature Dr. Valerie Rapson of the Dudley Observatory talking "Dudley Observatory: Then and Now".
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!
Cost: Free (donations graciously accepted)
|Date(s):||Friday, June-16-2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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, June-25-2017 @ 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, June-5-2017 @ 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM