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    • October 25, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 588 Middle Road, Delanson, NY 12053

    For more information, visit: http://www.misci.org/

    Join us for an astronomy lesson and dark sky observing at the Octagon Barn in Delanson, NY! Programs include a 1 hour talk by local astronomy enthusiasts, followed by a star party if the weather is clear. If you want to see the Milky Way this is the place to be! Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. Family friendly. Programs will be held rain or shine.

    Octagon Barn star parties are held monthly on a Friday night from April-November.

    Lecture topics this season are:

    • Friday, July 19, 8pm Rebecca Koopman (Union College)- “Measuring the Mass of Superclusters of Galaxies”
    • Friday, August 23, 8pm Dr. Valerie Rapson (Dudley Observatory) “Discoveries from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
    • Friday, September 20, 7pm, Tonight’s topic: "The Newest Member in Space - The Chinese Space Program" Presented by Prof. Ralf Schauer (SUNY Schenectady)
    • Friday, October 25, 7pm, Tonight’s topic: “Finding your way around the night sky” Presented by Dr. Janie Schwab (U Albany, past Dudley director)
    • Friday, November 22, 7pm Tonight’s topic: "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)” Presented by Dr. Harry Ringermacher (Univ So. Miss.)

    Cost: FREE Admission – Donations graciously accepted.

    Sponsored by the Lauterbach Pokorny family.

    Address: 588 Middle Road,Delanson, NY 12053

    • November 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Brown's Brewing Company, Troy, NY
    Register

    Christina Speciale from the National Weather Service will discuss why measuring rain and snow sets the trend for long term climate. Through ground truth observations meteorologists are able to build long term climate data and understand the climate of a region. The only way we know if a weather event is an "extreme" is if we compare it to "normal". Having a long standing climatology for a region, allows us to definitively say if an event is a true anomaly or not. Christina will highlight how the National Weather Service has established rules explaining how to properly measure rain and snow. Snow is especially challenging and the data collection needs to follow certain rules to be included as official records in the NWS climate database. Science teachers and their students play an instrumental role as weather observers and data collectors for rain and snowfall amounts.

    Christina Speciale has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany, NY since 2017. Her duties include creating forecasts for eastern NY and western New England over the Day 1 to Day 8 range, issuing advisories, watches and warnings in advance of inclement weather including winter storm and severe thunderstorm warnings and communicating weather hazards to local, county and state emergency manager partners to assist them in making life saving decisions. Besides forecasting the weather she is also the Upper Air and Assistance Climate Focal Point where she trains forecasters to launch weather balloons and assists in quality controlling and maintaining the climate database from weather stations across eastern NY and western New England. Before joining the National Weather Service, Christina worked for a private weather company in northern New Jersey for five years where she was involved in Forensic Meteorology in addition to her duties as the lead meteorologist for the company’s Maryland, Washington D.C and northern Virginia clients. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Rutgers University in 2011.

    Pub Science events are FREE (except for any food or drink that you purchase) and held monthly at various locations around the Capital Region. Join us for a casual conversation and presentation and earn professional development time (2 hours) at the same time!

    Schedule:

    6:00p-6:45p : Gathering, order drinks and food - Brown's Brewing Company, Troy, NY

    6:45p-7:45p : Presentation and conversation

    7:45p-8:00p : Wrap up, questions, pay your tab

    • November 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 588 Middle Road, Delanson, NY 12053

    For more information, visit: http://www.misci.org/

    Join us for an astronomy lesson and dark sky observing at the Octagon Barn in Delanson, NY! Programs include a 1 hour talk by local astronomy enthusiasts, followed by a star party if the weather is clear. If you want to see the Milky Way this is the place to be! Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. Family friendly. Programs will be held rain or shine.

    Octagon Barn star parties are held monthly on a Friday night from April-November.

    Lecture topics this season are:

    • Friday, July 19, 8pm Rebecca Koopman (Union College)- “Measuring the Mass of Superclusters of Galaxies”
    • Friday, August 23, 8pm Dr. Valerie Rapson (Dudley Observatory) “Discoveries from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
    • Friday, September 20, 7pm, Tonight’s topic: "The Newest Member in Space - The Chinese Space Program" Presented by Prof. Ralf Schauer (SUNY Schenectady)
    • Friday, October 25, 7pm, Tonight’s topic: “Finding your way around the night sky” Presented by Dr. Janie Schwab (U Albany, past Dudley director)
    • Friday, November 22, 7pm Tonight’s topic: "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)” Presented by Dr. Harry Ringermacher (Univ So. Miss.)

    Cost: FREE Admission – Donations graciously accepted.

    Sponsored by the Lauterbach Pokorny family.

    Address: 588 Middle Road,Delanson, NY 12053

Past events

October 11, 2019 Siena Conference 2019
August 23, 2019 MiSci - Octagon Barn Lecture Series
July 30, 2019 MiSci - Astronomy Institute
July 20, 2019 MiSci - Lunar Engagement Day
July 19, 2019 MiSci - Octagon Barn Lecture Series
May 02, 2019 The State of the Mohawk River: Flooding, Water Quality, and Infrastructure Challenges
March 20, 2019 Forensic Drug Analysis
March 20, 2019 Eastern STANYS Board Meeting
March 16, 2019 Lab Day - Sponsored by the Master Teachers
February 12, 2019 Eastern STANYS Board Meeting
January 24, 2019 Bee-lieving in Our Future
October 12, 2018 37th Annual Siena Conference
May 24, 2018 Cidery Science
May 24, 2018 Capital Region Youth Climate Summit
April 21, 2018 Lab Day
April 12, 2018 Behind the Scenes Tour of GE’s Global Research Center
March 28, 2018 Future Mentor Teacher Meeting at Clarkson University
March 24, 2018 Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair
March 13, 2018 Eastern Section Board Meeting
March 06, 2018 Rendezvous with a Comet
February 27, 2018 Engaging in STEM through Sports
February 21, 2018 ESPE Winter Seminar Series: How our clean energy future looks to an industry leader.
January 16, 2018 Science Curriculum Committee Meeting
December 11, 2017 The Science of Skin Cancer - Dr. Hal F. Starns Jr. M.D.
November 04, 2017 2017 STANYS Conference
October 13, 2017 36th Annual Siena Conference
September 25, 2017 Back to School Mac-n-Brew
July 18, 2017 Special Screening of The Farthest
July 11, 2017 New York Invasive Species Awareness Week 2017
May 31, 2017 A Night at the Aquarium
April 27, 2017 What Flows Downstream - Barbara Brabetz

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