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, September-4-2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Enjoy free general admission to miSci with passes from Smithsonian Museum Day Live! One ticket per group.
In conjunction with this special event, miSci will host special hands-on activities on building, tinkering, and Minecraft.
|Date(s):||Saturday, September-23-2017 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bubble mania is coming to miSci! Experiment with bubbles of all shapes, forms, and sizes with special bubble activities. Can you make a giant bubble? How about a slime bubble? Find out at the Bubblefest!
Cost: Free with admission
|Date(s):||Saturday, September-9-2017 @ 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Spend the evening exploring the exhibits at miSci! Complete the night with a Night Sky Adventure with the Dudley Observatory.
|Date(s):||Tuesday, September-19-2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 PM
Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to science with Magnet Max by Monica Lozano Hughes 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 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.
Cost: Admission + $2 supply fee
Location: meet in the miSci Lobby
|Date(s):||Friday, September-15-2017 @ 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday, September-16-2017 @ 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
|Date(s):||Saturday, September-9-2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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, September-19-2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This month, Ron Barnell (AAAA/HESO) will present on “Globular Clusters: Great Balls of Fire."
Sponsored by the Lauterbach Pokorny family
|Date(s):||Friday, September-29-2017 @ 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, September-24-2017 @ 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):||Tuesday, September-5-2017 @ 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM