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Astronomy Workshop for Afterschool Providers
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In partnership with AfterSchool Works! NY
Join miSci and the Dudley Observatory for a workshop specially designed for afterschool providers and investigate astronomy activities to take back to your students. Explore the history of the telescope from the time of Galileo and discover its impact upon the science of astronomy. See one of the Suits-Bueche Planetarium’s newest digitally projected shows. Learn more about the planets in the solar system and experience hands-on lessons, which will focus on explorative, observational, communicative and cooperative skills.

2 hours of professional development credit; certificate upon completion

This workshop is open to all afterschool providers. Register with the online sign up option below, email elizabeth.hoffman@misci.org or call 518-382-7890 x 256.

FREE

This Lights On Afterschool event is supported by the Association of Science-Technology Centers and Afterschool Alliance through generous funding from the Noyce Foundation.

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Date(s): 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Chemistry and Cocktails, a miSci after hours event
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Enjoy a night of mixology and molecular gastronomy with specialty drinks, food science, live music, interactive exhibits, planetarium shows & more! Call 518-382-7890 x 237 for tickets (includes food and one free drink ticket). Door prizes & cash bar. 21 & over. Featuring Jay "JayTheBartender" Larkin & Food by SCCC Culinary Arts Program & Chef Michael Stamets.

Presale: Members $30/Not Yet Members $35; at door: $35/$40

Menu & Drink Details:

Sip a special "Mole"ito in honor of National Mole Day (10/23), which commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry.

Sample molecular gastronomic treats as you explore the science of food by Chef Stamets and the SCCC Culinary Arts Students:

Cheese Board with CO2-infused Fruit

Shrimp Cocktail with Pipettes of Cocktail Sauce

Caesar Salad Foam

Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Basil Oil Powder and Balsamic Pearls

Butternut Squash Soup in Test Tubes

Sous Vide Pork Loin, Goat Cheese Pokenta Cakes, Apple Cider, Mustard Jus

Ice Cream Station: Liquid Nitrogen, Nutella and Peanut Butter Powder

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Earth's Wild Ride Planetarium Show
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NEW full-dome, high-definition projector creates an immersive experience! Explore the Earth as you’ve never done before -- as observed by a fictional family relocated on the Moon! Discover crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. See eclipses, the ice age, Earth's water cycle and the differences between the Earth and Moon on a roller-coaster-like ride through canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava. Includes a live segment about the current seasonal sky. Produced in collaboration with Rice University, through NASA's Immersive Earth Project.

Museum admission plus $5



Date(s): 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 11am - 12pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 11aqm - 12pm
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Monday, October 6, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Monday, October 13, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm
Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 2pm - 3pm

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Investigate: Pocket Tech
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Explore the technology of personal electronic devices with interactive models of “software” and “hardware” functions. Discover how pocket-sized computers input, store, display, and communicate information to connect us to the world. Increase your understanding of everyday technology! The Pocket Tech suite of demonstration programs was developed by The Franklin Institute and the Center for Nanoscale Science at Penn State University, in partnership with AT&T and funding from the National Science Foundation.

Free with admission



Date(s): 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, October 6, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Little Wonders of Science: Skeleton Hiccups & Dem Bones
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Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to science with an educator reading of Skeleton Hiccups and Dem Bones, hands-on science, and FUN! 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

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Little Wonders Special Planetarium Show
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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): 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 10:30am - 11am
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 10:30am - 11am

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Manufacturing Week Panel Discussion with Congressman Tonko
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Special! Manufacturing Week Panel Discussion
7pm Panel Discussion; 6pm
Mo-Tech & CTE tabling & networking event
Panel Discussion explroes the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen (a partnership between Capital Region BOCES, SCCC & Mohonasen CSD) moderated by U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20).
Panelists include Dr. Martha Asselin, SCCC; Kunika Chahal, Mohonasen HS; Dr. Charles Dedrick, Capital Region BOCES; Matt Grattan, SCCC; Eileen Guarino, Greno Industries; Kris Ringlee, Greno Industries; Dr. Kathleen Spring, Mohonasen CSD.


This event is part of the City of Schenectady’s Manufacturing Week which is anchored by National Manufacturing Day, October 3.

Free



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Night of Pegasus Planetarium Show
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Explore Pegasus, the flying horse, a constellation visible in the fall sky at this live show that looks at the current night sky. Planetarium Schedule.

Admission plus $5


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Revealing Light-scapes Opens
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Installation by Yael Erel; Soundscape by Torben Pastore

Challenge the limits of human perception.
See micro-scale events appear otherworldly and alive when they are transcribed through the simple act of reflection. This interactive, experiential installation uses a light source, a reflecting surface, and a screen to magnify miniscule conditions overlooked by the naked eye. Through January 4, 2015.

Free with admission



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Science Discovery Demos: Nanotechnology
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Discover nanoscale science and engineering. Explore nanotechnology, an area of science so small you can’t see it at this educator-led science demo.

Free with admission



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Science Zone - Spooky Science: Dancing Ghost
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Use static electricity to make your own paper ghost dance at this educator-led activity in the Science Zone.

Free with admission

Saturday Science Zone activities are sponsored by
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Science Zone - Spooky Science: Density Potion
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See liquids separate as you pour them into the same container, then see a creepy plastic bug float in between two liquids at this educator-led activity in the Science Zone.

Free with admission

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Science Zone - Spooky Science: Ectoplasm Slime
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Combine materials to create your own ghostly slime and observe the unique qualities this new concoction at this educator-led activity in the Science Zone.

Free with admission

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Science Zone - Spooky Science: Eerie Sounds
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Discover how to make your own spooky sounds with household materials at this educator-led activity in the Science Zone.

Free with admission

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Secrets of the Sky Planetarium Show
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Explore the seasonal night sky and current astronomical happenings with this live program created especially for younger audiences. Discover constellations, the solar system and a delightful sing-along! Best for ages 3-7. Planetarium Schedule.

Admission plus $5



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Teen Science Cafe: Robotics
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Join us for the first Teen Science Cafe of the year: a presentation by Professor James Hedrick, Department of Electrical Engineering, Union College on Robotics, followed by a demonstration on robotics. Teen Science Cafes are student-run and organized and meant to be fun and informative to non-specialists. All teens are welcome.

The activity will be held at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, 12308. While not required, RSVPs are appreciated. Please register with the sign up option below, by calling 382-7890 x 237, or emailing teen.science.cafe@misci.org (please note: there is no accent on the 'e' in cafe).

FREE

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