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2016 Invention Convention Awards Ceremony
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Families and educators join in a celebration of the top 100 student inventor semi-finalists! Enjoy time to look at all of the inventions and the museum before the ceremony. If you have questions about the ceremony, please email eirbowman@gmail.com or call 518-382-7890 x 256.

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Date(s): 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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2016 National Astronomy Day
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Join miSci and the Dudley Observatory for astronomy-related activities in celebration of National Astronomy Day.

Free with admission.  



Date(s): 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Challenger Adventure
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Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space and take home a souvenir from your experience. 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 (3 -12), admission + $5*
Seniors (65+), admission + $8

Adults (13+), admission + $10 

*Children under 7 must be EACH accompanied by an adult. All other children must have at least one accompanying adult.  

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Date(s): 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Evenings with miSci and the Dudley Observatory
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Spend the evening exploring the exhibits at miSci! Complete the night with a Night Sky Adventure with the Dudley Observatory. 

Date(s): 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Invention Convention Opens
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Be inspired! 

Invention Convention is an annual invention competition open to Capital District students in grades K through 8. Students work with their teachers and submit an original idea for an invention that solves a problem they have encountered in their lives. The top 100 entries are then invited to create a model of their concept. These wonderfully creative inventions will be on display at miSci.


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Investigate: Nanotechnology
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Explore nanotechnology, an area of science so small you can’t see it, at this fun science demo.

FREE with admission

Date(s): 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Little Wonders of Science: Animalia & Look Again
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Introduce preschoolers to the animal kingsom with an educator-led reading of Animalia by Graeme Base and Look Again! by April Wilson followed by some hands-on FUN!

Come early for a special 10 am showing of Little Wonders Star Show in the Planetarium!

Free with admission; members free (additional $5 for planetarium show).

To Register: 

Call 518.382.7890 x 237 or register online at the link below (cut off is May18)

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Date(s): 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Octagon Barn Star Party
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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 talk with feature Dr. Vivek Jain of UAlbany speaking on the Large Hadron Collider. The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland was one of the two experiments that discovered the Higgs particle in 2012. This particle is the keystone of the current model that explains various aspects of High Energy Physics, aka "The Standard Model" of particle physics. In this talk Dr. Jain will review the basic motivation and current status of The Standard Model, how particle physics experiments are done, and the potential for new discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider.

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!

Star Parties are free! (donations graciously accepted) Sponsored by the Lauterbach Pokorny family

Date(s): 
Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Science Discovery Demos: Physics
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Have an explosive visit with this bonus educational opportunity! Have fun with physics at this educator-led science demo.

Free with admission



Date(s): 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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Science Zone - Rockin' Geology: Unsteady Ground
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Use crackers to learn what happens during an earthquake.

Date(s): 
Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 1 pm - 2:30 pm

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Science Zone - STEM-Ware (Tools of Science): Careful Cuts
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Use careful measurement and cutting in this educator-led activity. 

Date(s): 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Science Zone - STEM-Ware (Tools of Science): Chopstick Pick-up
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Learn how forceps can be used to manipulate small items. 

Date(s): 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Science Zone - STEM-Ware (Tools of Science): Drops of Water
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Practice Using a pipette in this educator-led activity. 

Date(s): 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Science Zone - STEM-Ware (Tools of Science): Microscopes
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See the hidden wonders of the world that can be discovered with a closer look. 

Date(s): 
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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SenseAble Science
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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. 

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Date(s): 
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 10 am - 12 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 10:00AM - 12:00 PM

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the Dudley Observatory Night Sky Adventure: Exoplanets & Life in ...
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the Dudley Observatory Night Sky Adventure: Exoplanets & Life in the Universe

Celebrate the birthday month of astronomer Frank Drake with a discussion about Exoplanets and life in the universe. Hear about many of the planets we’ve discovered outside of the solar system and if any of them might be suitable to host life as we know it. After the presentation, everyone will get to develop some wacky looking creatures by playing an alien creation game.

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, activities, 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. Great for all skill levels!

Free with miSci admission

Note: The pricing structure for Night Sky Adventure has changed to be more consistent with miSci admission pricing. Please come early to enjoy the museum galleries as well as the Dudley Observatory program. miSci will be open continuously from 9am through the end of the Night Sky Adventure. 



Date(s): 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Transit of Mercury
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Every few years, the planet Mercury visibly crosses in front of our sun. This event is called a transit of Mercury! Join the Dudley Observatory at miSci for this special celebration of this celestial phenomenon! We will have special telescopes set up for safe solar viewing, hands-on sun-themed activities throughout the gallery, and a live stream of the transit. Don’t miss it - the next transit of Mercury doesn’t occur until 2019!

Special group rates are available with pre-registration at $5 per person and include admission to miSci and all Transit of Mercury activities. Call 518-382-7890 x237 to register. 



Date(s): 
Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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