December 2014 
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123 4 5 6
7 89101112 13
14 15 16 17 18
19
20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31  

Now Showing:

Artist Talk & Reception: Revealing Light-scapes
see details +
Revealing Light-scape,an immersive installation of light and sound
Installation by Yael Erel; Soundscape by Torben Pastore

See micro-scale events appear otherworldly and alive when they are transcribed through the simple act of reflection.

Free with admission 



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
December School Break @ miSci
see details +
miSci open 9AM – 5PM Monday – Saturday; 12 – 5PM Sunday (Monday, Dec. 22 – Friday, Jan. 2; closing 2pm 12/24; closed 12/25, 1/1). Explore the Trains & Toys Holiday Show, Making Sense of Sound, planetarium shows including ‘Tis the Season, demos and more! Planetarium shows offered at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm Monday - Saturday; 1pm, 2pm & 3pm Sunday.

Exhibits, activities, demos free with admission; add $5 for planetarium


Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Dudley Night Sky Adventure: Celebration of the Solstice
see details +

Explore the night sky and the Solstice! The Dudley Observatory, miSci and the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers are teaming up to offer monthly Night Sky Adventures at miSci to give all who are interested, an opportunity to practice their observational astronomy skills. Lead by Astronomy Educator, Megan Norris and volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers, we’ll practice identifying stars, constellations and dark sky objects both through scopes (weather permitting) and in the Suits-Bueche Planetarium. The December solstice occurs on the 21st at 23:03 UTC. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.44 degrees south latitude. This is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.

$3 per person; $5 per family



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
GE Kids in FREE Days
see details +

Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult Sundays (November 16, 2014 - January 4, 2015), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

GE_kids_in_free_logo.jpg



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Little Wonders of Science: Steam Train, Dream Train
see details +

Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to science with an educator reading of Steam Train, Dream Train, hands-on science, and see the model trains run! Space is limited. (Cut off is one day before program date.) Register with the sign up option below or call 518.382.7890 x 237 today!

Free with admission

Sponsored in part by Charles L. Touhey Foundation

LW_DEC_BIG_Steam_Train_Dream_Train_.jpg



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Little Wonders Special Planetarium Show
see details +
Enjoy a special showing of our planetarium show geared especially for young audiences at this first-visit planetarium show for preschool audiences.

Admission plus $5



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Night of the Hunter Planetarium Show Opens
see details +

Explore Orion, a constellation currently visible in the winter night sky, and discover why it was named after a Greek hunter in this fun and informative live exploration of the stars, constellations and planets visible in the winter night sky. This 45-minute program also takes a look at current events taking place in space. This show will run at 3pm Saturday and Sunday and on school holidays and break week days.

Admission plus $5



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Science Discovery Demos: Light Waves
see details +

Have an explosive visit with this bonus educational opportunity! Learn all about light waves and spectroscopy at this educator-led science demo.

Free with admission



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Science Zone - Train Science: Friction & Trains
see details +

Investigate how trains have to overcome friction in order to move at this educator-led activity.

Free with admission



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Science Zone - Train Science: Mag Lev Trains
see details +

See how trains of the present and future work using magnets at this educator-led activity.

Free with admission



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Science Zone - Train Science: The Motion of Locomotives
see details +

Design the front of a train and test it to see how fast you can make your train go at this educator-led activity.

Free with admission



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Science Zone - Train Science: What Fuels Trains?
see details +

Discover how trains move and the various ways they are powered at this educator-led hands-on activity.

Free with admission



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program
Teaching Astronomy: A Workshop for Educators
see details +

Combining the resources of both the Dudley Observatory and miSci, this inquiry-based workshop for teachers will provide concrete approaches to teaching earth and planetary sciences. Content will be presented at a general level that can be adapted for all grade levels.

3 hours of professional development  credit; certificate upon completion

The STEM Educatio
n Teacher Workshop is open to all educators and is free. Light dinner provided. Register with the online sign up option below, email elizabeth.hoffman@misci.org or call 518-382-7890 x 256.

Pegasus.jpg

 STEM Education Teacher Workshops at miSci are sponsored in part by

GE_logo.jpg



Date(s): 

  Print this program   Email to a friend   Remind me   Bookmark This Program

© miSci 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Site Maintained by Platinum ITS