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Dudley Night Sky Adventure: Everything Moon & Preparing for April's Lunar Eclipse
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Explore the Moon and prepare for the lunar eclipse on April 4. 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. Rain or shine.

$3 per person; $5 per family Rain or shine.



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Little Wonders of Science: Eric Carle's The Very Quiet Cricket
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Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to science with an educator reading of Eric Carle's The Very Quiet Cricket,  hands-on science, a visit to the Butterfly House 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.

Free with admission

Sponsored in part by

Charles L. Touhey Foundation

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Date(s): 
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 11am - 12pm
Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 11am - 12pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 11am - 12pm
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 9:30am - 10:30am

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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, March 19, 2015 @ 10:30am - 11am
Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 10:30am - 11am

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Making Sense of Sound: A Workshop for STEM Educators
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Join miSci and staff from San Francisco's Exploratorium to explore the world of sound through a series of hands-on, inquiry-based activities. Participants will practice the inquiry process and develop ideas for integrating elements into their own curricula.

* * 3 hours of professional development credit for each day; certificate upon completion * *

FREE

Register with the on-line sign-up option below or contact Elizabeth Hoffman: elizabeth.hoffman@misci.org  or 518-382-7890 x 256.

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Date(s): 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 4:30pm - 7:30pm

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NanoDays @ miSci
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Celebrate NanoDays, part of a national week of nanoscale science and engineering, at miSci. Explore nanotechnology, an area of science so small you can’t see it! Discover the technology of building things at the atomic level with educator-led demos and hands-on activities.

Free with admission



Date(s): 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Night of the Lion Planetarium Show Opens
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Celebrate the start of spring and explore Leo, the lion, a constellation visible in the spring night sky, in this fun and informative live exploration of the planets, stars and constellations in the spring night sky. This show will run at 3pm weekends and school holidays throughout the spring.

Admission plus $5



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Pi Day @ miSci
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Have fun with the mathematical term pi (3.1415926…) on the 14th day of the 3rd month in 2015 (3.14.15) with a special kick-off event at 9:26am, hands-on math, and pie (while supplies last)!

Free with admission

Special thanks to Price Chopper for donating pies.

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Science Discovery Demos: Butterflies
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Have an explosive visit with this bonus educational opportunity! After you’ve explored Butterflies, miSci’s new indoor butterfly house open through April 19, learn more about butterflies at this educator-led science demo.

Free with admission



Date(s): 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 1pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 12:30pm - 1pm

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Science Zone - Anatomy: The Nose Knows
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Test your sense of smell with scented balloons at this educator-led activity. Can you identify the smells, or is your brain being tricked?

Free with admission




Date(s): 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 1pm - 2:30pm

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Science Zone - Insects
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Create your own insects and learn about all their parts at this educator-led activity!

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Science Zone - Insects: Butterfly Chromatography
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Use engineering and creativity to make colorful and symmetrical butterfly wings at this educator-led activity.

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Date(s): 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 1pm - 2:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 1pm - 2:30pm

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Science Zone - Insects: Insect Life Cycle
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Understand an insect's life cycle by creating your own model at this educator-led activity.

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Science Zone - Insects: Insect or Not Insect?
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Explore what characteristics define an insect with a fun game at this educator-led activity.

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Teen Science Cafe: Astrobiology
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Join us for the  March Teen Science Cafe: a presentation on astrobiology by Professor John Delano, whose research is funded by NASA’s Astrobiology program, followed by questions and answers. 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. Refreshments Provided.

While not required, RSVPs are appreciated. Please register with the online option below, by calling 382-7890 x 237 or emailing teen.science.cafe@misci.org.

FREE

With support from: The Teen Science Cafe Network, using funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Number 1223830, GE, and the Rotary Club of Schenectady Foundation

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Teen Science Cafe: Gene Therapy
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Join us for a Teen Science Cafe presentation on gene therapy by Dr. Ricki Lewis. The evening will start with time for food & conversation, followed by a DNA extraction activity, and conclude with Dr. Lewis’ presentation. 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. Refreshments Provided.

While not required, RSVPs are appreciated. Please register with the online option below, by calling 382-7890 x 237 or emailing teen.science.cafe@misci.org.

FREE

With support from: The Teen Science Cafe Network, using funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Number 1223830, GE, and the Rotary Club of Schenectady Foundation

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