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, April-3-2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Enjoy hands-on STEM Workshops for students in grades K-5. Workshops are available in the morning from 9 am - 12 pm and in the afternoon from 1 pm - 4 pm. Workshops cost $25/class/student. 10% discount for members. Seats are limited! Register today by phone or online.
|Date(s):||Friday, April-14-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, April-17-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April-18-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April-19-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, April-20-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, April-21-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, April-14-2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, April-17-2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, April-18-2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, April-19-2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, April-20-2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, April-21-2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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. 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 (5 -12), admission + $5*
Seniors (65+), admission + $8
Adults (13+), admission + $10
*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.
Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room
|Date(s):||Saturday, April-8-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April-15-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April-22-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April-29-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, April-17-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April-19-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, April-20-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, April-21-2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April-8-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, April-15-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, April-22-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, April-29-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday, April-17-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, April-19-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, April-20-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday, April-21-2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spend the evening exploring the exhibits at miSci! Complete the night with a Night Sky Adventure with the Dudley Observatory.
|Date(s):||Tuesday, April-18-2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Date(s):||Saturday, April-22-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Register Online or by calling 518-382-7890 x224
|Date(s):||Thursday, April-13-2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, April-14-2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, April-15-2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join miSci for a special girls-only event!
Designed for girls aged 8-13, miSciGirls will be an afternoon exploration and celebration of women in STEM! Female educators from miSci will lead participating girls in hands-on activities from PBS' SciGirls show and others, including:
Engineering & Design: Deep Sea Diver (buoyancy); Engineering Mission (shock absorption)
Earth & Space: Twirling in the Breeze (measuring wind speed); Star Clocks (constellation identification); Planetarium show "Losing the Dark," about light pollution
Physical Science: Print Hints (comparing shoe prints); Crime Lab Science (using various clues to solve mysteries)
Cost: Free with admission
Parents and/or guardians must accompany participants.
|Date(s):||Sunday, April-2-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Activities free with admission; add $5 for planetarium
|Date(s):||Saturday, April-29-2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Hubble space telescope was placed into orbit in April of 1990. Since then, it has made many amazing discoveries. Celebrate Hubble’s legacy and hope for many more successful years of science!
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.
Cost: Free with admission
Location: Planetarium, Courtyard, Lobby
|Date(s):||Tuesday, April-18-2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This month's talk with feature Professor Ralf Schauer (SCCC) speaking on “Explorations of Jupiter”.
Free (donations graciously accepted)
|Date(s):||Friday, April-21-2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Spend the night under the stars during this camp-in at miSci. Participate in a scavenger hunt and astronomy activities. View the stars with the guidance of the Dudley Observatory's Rising Stars and enjoy a show in the Suits-Bueche Planetarium.
Dinner and breakfast will be served. Recommended for ages 5+.
Cost: Registration is $35 for Children and $18 for Adults. Evening only option available at $18 for Children and $18 for Adults.
Register phone 518-382-7890 x228 or online.
|Date(s):||Saturday, April-29-2017 @ 12:00 am - 8:30 am
Friday, April-28-2017 @ 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
|Date(s):||Tuesday, April-18-2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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, April-30-2017 @ 10:00 am - 12 pm
Location: Albany Pine Bush
Cost: Free to attend. Recommended for teens only. RSVPs are appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Date(s):||Tuesday, April-18-2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm