Night Sky Adventures @ miSci Tuesday, December 15th, 6 pm “December Solstice”

The December solstice occurs on December 22 when the South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun. This is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Adventure takes place at miSci, museum of innovation and science, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308 518-382-7890
$ 3 per person, $ 5 per family, free for miSci members.

Lead by astronomy educators and volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group.

Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. One or more telescopes will be provided by The Dudley.

Family friendly! Programs will be held rain, snow, or shine!

Dudley Observatory @ miSci
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
www.dudleyobservatory.org
(518) 382-7890 ext 259
info@dudleyobservatory.org

Night Sky Adventures @ miSci Tuesday, November 17th, 6 pm “Buying a Telescope for your Family Clinic ”

If your plans include the possibility of buying a telescope you’ll not want to miss this event. Members of Dudley Observatory and the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers will be presenting a family clinic for telescope purchase decisions. The evening will also have a Winter Star Planetarium program.

The Adventure takes place at miSci, museum of innovation and science, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308 518-382-7890
$ 3 per person, $ 5 per family, free for miSci members.

Lead by astronomy educators and volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group.

Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. One or more telescopes will be provided by The Dudley.

Family friendly! Programs will be held rain or shine!

Dudley Observatory @ miSci
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
www.dudleyobservatory.org
(518) 382-7890 ext 259
info@dudleyobservatory.org

Skywatch Lecture, Friday, November 13, “Mars – The Wet Red Planet.”

Part of the miSci museum of innovation and science’s Science Festival

miSci’s 2nd Annual Science Festival!

miSci’s 2nd Annual Science Festival!

“Mars – The Wet Red Planet.”,  Dr. Valerie Rapson, Dudley Observatory Outreach Astronomer

Lecture 6 pm, Star Party 7-9 pm (weather permitting)

Valerie recently obtained a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she conducted research on how stars and planets form. She is a National Astronomy Ambassador, and has spent many years teaching people of all ages about the wonders of the Universe. Join Valerie as she discusses the recent news of liquid water on present-day Mars. Learn about the history of Martian exploration, the search for water and life, and the possibility of astronauts traveling to Mars in the future.

 

Admission to the Dudley Observatory Skywatch Lecture and Star Party is $10 per adult and $15 per family.

Night Sky Adventures at miSci Tuesday, October 20, 6 pm “Full Hunters Moon, Supermoon and Planet Conjunction”

On October 27th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon because at this time of year the leaves are falling and the game is fat and ready to hunt. This is also the last of three supermoons for 2015 where it may look slightly larger and brighter than usual because its at its closest approach to the Earth.  And on October 28 a rare, 3-planet conjunction will be visible on the morning of October 28. Look to the east just before sunrise for this spectacular event where planets Venus, Mars, and Jupiter will form a tight 1-degree triangle.

Takes place at miSci, museum of innovation and science, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, New York 12308   518-382-7890

$ 3 per person, $5 per family, free for miSci members.

Lead by astronomy educators and volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group.  We practice identifying stars, constellations, and dark sky objects both through telescopes (weather permitting) and indoors in the planetarium.

Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. One or more telescopes will be provided by The Dudley.

Family friendly!  Programs will be held rain or shine!

Dudley Observatory @ miSci
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
www.dudleyobservatory.org
(518) 382-7890 ext 259
info@dudleyobservatory.org