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..Senior Science Day: Explosive Stellar Deaths (Dudley Observatory)
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Presented by the Dudley Observatory at miSci

miSci and the Dudley Observatory are committed to lifelong learning and have created programming specifically designed for senior citizens! Come explore the museum on a quiet afternoon, then join the Dudley Observatory for an exciting astronomy lesson presented by our Outreach Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson.

Topics to be covered throughout the program include: Exploring our Solar System, NASA’s Great Observatories, Searching for Alien Life, Einstein’s Theories Explained, current space news, and more!

Presentations are designed for all skill levels. No astronomy knowledge is necessary, just come and enjoy learning! Free with miSci admission 

Location:
Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room @ miSci

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Date(s): 
Monday, August 1, 2016 @ 3:00 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.  

Location:
Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room



Date(s): 
Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Dino Camp-In
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Spend the night at miSci with the Dinosaurs and Tinkering. Make Dino Masks, do a Dino dance, watch a Dino Star Show, and participate in hands-on Dino activities. Dinner and Breakfast included. Space is limited, register today! Children must be accompanied by adults. $30/children $15/adult 10% discount for members

Call 518-382-7890 to register 

Location:

Museum Lobby 



Date(s): 
Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 am

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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. 

Location:
miSci Galleries 



Date(s): 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Little Wonders of Science: Engineering the ABC's
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Introduce preschoolers to the world of engineering with an educator-led reading of Engineering the ABC’s by Patty O’Brien Novak and some hands-on engineering activities.

Come early for a special 10 am showing of One World, One Sky in the Planetarium!

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

Registration is appreciated. Call 518.382.7890 x 237 or register online (online registration closes on Wednesday at 5pm)

Location: Studio 1

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Date(s): 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Night Sky Adventure: Juno at Jupiter (Dudley Observatory)
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The Juno spacecraft was launched from Earth in August 2011, and arrived at Jupiter in early July 2016. We’ll discuss some of the latest images and scientific results from Juno, and everyone can participate in a Jupiter activity after the presentation.

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.

Location:
miSci Main Lobby 



Date(s): 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Octagon Barn Star Party: Galactic Cannibalism with Dr. Moustakas (Dudley Observatory)
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Presented by the Dudley Observatory at miSci

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. Moustakas speaking on Galactic Cannibalism: Formation and Evolution of the Universe’s Most Massive Galaxies.

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

Location:
Knox Octagon Barn
588 Middle Road
Delanson, NY 



Date(s): 
Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 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, August 28, 2016 @ 10 am - 12 pm

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Teen Science Café Ice Cream Social
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Presented by the Teen Science Café at miSci

Network with other area teens during this special planning session of the Teen Science Café. Be a part of deciding this year's TSC schedule while enjoying some free ice cream from Stewart's Shops and checking out miSci's 3D printers in the Tinkering garage. Everyone will have a chance to print and take home their own 3D object! 

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Teen Science Café is presented with support from The Teen Science Café Network using funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Number 1223830, GE, and the Rotary Club of Schenectady Foundation 

Cost: free

Location: miSci Auditorium



Date(s): 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Travel Back in Time with James Madison
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Travel back in time with miSci and The Schenectady Theater for Children. Meet President James Madison at his Virginia Plantation, Montpellier. The hour-long performance will elucidate the personal and professional life of President Madison for children and adults alike. While children interact with hands-on activities designed to deepen their understanding on the performance, adults will have a chance to ask President Madison questions about his life. 

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Cost: Free with miSci admission

Location: miSci lobby, promptly at 1 (if arriving late, please join us in the courtyard)





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