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Senior Science Day (Presented by the Dudley Observatory)
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The Dudley Observatory at miSci is committed to lifelong learning and has created programming specifically designed for adults! Come explore the museum on a quiet afternoon, then join the Dudley Observatory for an exciting astronomy lesson presented by Dudley Observatory Outreach Astronomer, Dr. Valerie Rapson. Cost: Free with admission

Location: varies, inquire at admissions desk

Topics: 

January: Live Planetarium Show

February: NASA's Great Observatories: Hubble Space Telescope

March: NASA’s Great Observatories: Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

April: NASA’s Great Observatories: Chandra X-ray Observatory

May: NASA’s Great Observatories: Spitzer Space Telescope

June: NASA’s Great Observatories: James Webb Space Telescope

July: How to View the Great American Eclipse

August: Our Solar System: Exploring the Sun

September: Our Solar System: The Terrestrial Planets

October: Our Solar System: The Gas Giants

November: Our Solar System: The Asteroid and Kuiper Belt

December: Hunting for Exoplanets



Date(s): 
Monday, December 4, 2017 @ 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 while working with other visitors to complete your mission. Please Note: Space is limited. Purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci. Space is unlimited, but Adventures are not! limit of 15 seats per mission.

For more information of Challenger Adventures and the Challenger Learning Center, visit miSc's CLC page

Children (5 -12) & Adults, admission + $8*
Seniors (65+), admission + $7

*Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Each child under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of children older than 7 can be accompanied by one adult.  

Location:
Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room



Date(s): 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 23, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 30, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 23, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, December 30, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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GE Kids in FREE Days
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Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult Sundays (one child per adult), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

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Date(s): 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Little Wonders of Science: Train
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Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to trains with Train by Elisha Cooper followed by some hands-on activities.


Little Wonders of Science inspires curiosity through stories, play, and special hands-on activities specifically created for children ages 3-5. Held on the third Friday and Saturday morning of every month, the Little Wonders of Science program introduces new STEM topics monthly.

Come early for a special 10 am showing in miSci's planetarium of "One World, One Sky" (additional $5/ person), and leave with the materials to continue the study of science at home.


Cost: Admission + $2 supply fee for participating children

Location: meet in the miSci Lobby 


Date(s): 
Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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miSci After Dark: Lights and Lasers 21+ Event
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Join miSci for a holiday-themed After Dark event featuring our intricate 19' x 27' model train exhibit, LEGO exhibit, hands-on activities on the science of LIGHT, and an ugly sweater contest. Also enjoy FULL museum access, board games, planetarium shows, and telescope viewing (weather permitting). 21+ only.


Come enjoy samples (and purchase to-go containers) of the finest beverage artists in the area:


Albany Distilling | Shmaltz Brewing | Chatham Brewing | Stump City Brewing | Capoccia Wines | Yesfolk Tonics | Short & Stout Tea | Electric City Coffee Roasters | AND MORE TBA

With Food from Given to Fry



Date(s): 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Night Sky Adventure: 2017 Discoveries: A Year in Review (Presented by the Dudley Observatory)
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Join the Dudley Observatory for a summary of the latest and greatest astronomical discoveries of 2017! Then enjoy a live planetarium show focusing on Winter sky constellations.

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, 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. 

Location: Planetarium, Courtyard, Lobby

Cost: Free with admission


Date(s): 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Octagon Barn Star Party and Lecture (presented by the 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. 

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!

Sponsored by the Lauterbach Pokorny family

Cost: Free (donations graciously accepted) 

Location:
Knox Octagon Barn
588 Middle Road
Delanson, NY


Date(s): 
Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 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. 

Learn more about SenseAble Science



Date(s): 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12 pm

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Volunteer Open House
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Interested in giving back to your community? Become a volunteer at the Museum! Get started by attending an open house. Volunteers are needed to assist with exhibits, such as the Butterfly House, assist in the archives, assist with maintenance, run Planetarium shows, and more. Open houses are held the first Monday of each month at 4:30 pm. New volunteers are welcome to stay for the all-staff at 5:15.



Date(s): 
Monday, December 4, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

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