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
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, October-2-2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Date(s):||Sunday, October-22-2017 @ 12:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday, October-21-2017 @ 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Come to miSci for a special astronomy program by the Dudley Observatory for International Observe the Moon Night.Rain or Shine.
Free with admission
|Date(s):||Saturday, October-28-2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to astronomy with Moonbear's Shadow by Frank Asch followed by some hands-on activities.
|Date(s):||Friday, October-20-2017 @ 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday, October-21-2017 @ 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: Planetarium, Courtyard, Lobby
Cost: Free with admission
|Date(s):||Tuesday, October-17-2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This month, Dr. Matthew Bellis (Siena) will present on “Particle Physics."
|Date(s):||Friday, October-27-2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join the DEC at miSci for a special education workshop.
The cornerstone of Project WET is its methodology – teaching about water resources through hands-on, investigative, easy-to-use activities. In addition to educating students about water, Project WET activities also develop skills – teamwork, decision making and problem solving among them – that help prepare learners for the water resource challenges of this century.
Project WET is driven by emerging water issues, changing educational priorities and reform, new scientific discoveries and break-throughs in how water is used, managed and protected, and the availability of information technology and social connectivity.
The award-winning, NSTA-recommended Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 continues Project WET’s dedication to 21st-century, cutting-edge water education. Correlated to the Common Core Standards (preliminary Next Generation Science Standards correlations are in review and coming soon), the Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 gives educators of children from kindergarten to twelfth grade the tools they need to integrate water education into every school subject. The guide also includes numerous extensions for using the activities in Pre-K environments. Featuring 64 field-tested activities, more than 500 color photographs and illustrations, and useful appendices with information on teaching methods, assessment strategies and more, this guide is an essential classroom tool. The guide is also an excellent resource for pre-service teachers.
|Date(s):||Saturday, October-14-2017 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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.
|Date(s):||Sunday, October-29-2017 @ 10:00 am - 12 pm
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, October-2-2017 @ 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM