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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, February 6, 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. 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.  

Location:
Challenger Learning Center Briefing Room



Date(s): 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Discover Butterflies! Opens
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Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winter’s chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life - from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

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Date(s): 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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, February 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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February Break Week
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Spend your February Break at miSci with STEM-tacular activities! Enjoy hourly planetarium shows and drop-off STEM workshops for children in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Don't forget to stop by the newly opened Butterfly House as well as on-going favorite exhibits, The Living House and Tinkering. There is no better place to spend your days off than with hands-on fun at miSci! 

Date(s): 
Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 12 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 12 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Little Wonders of Science: Snowy Day
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Introduce preschoolers to frozen science with an educator-led reading of Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats 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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning of every month, the Little Wonders of Science program introduces new STEM topics monthly.

Come early for a special 10am 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.

Register Online or by calling 518-382-7890 x224

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Date(s): 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Night Sky Adventure: Tracking the Stars with Gaia (presented by the Dudley Observatory)
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Astronomers at the Dudley Observatory spent many years carefully measuring the positions of stars in the sky. Now we have space telescopes, like Gaia, that can measure star positions with extreme accuracy. Join the Dudley Observatory for an update on what astronomers have learned from the Gaia mission. 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, and Lobby 



Date(s): 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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, February 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12 pm

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