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    • July 19, 2019
    • 8:00 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

    • July 20, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308

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

    Join MiSci for a fun filled day all about our Moon! We have film screenings, hands-on activities, solar observing and more. Pre-registration is available now!

    10:30-11:30 AM: Ready Jet Go! TV show screening -- FREE!

    In this program, Jet and his Boxwood Terrace friends learn all about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo Space Program as they embark on a sleepover on the moon. This program is free for all to attend- no museum admission required!

    12-4 PM: Hands-on moon themed activities:

    • Build a paper Orion Spacecraft and a Lunar Lander
    • Create a moon phases cup
    • Explore lunar geology using robotics
    • Explore lunar lava tubes with Sphero robots
    • Code your own lunar rover
    • Launch paper rockets

    1-2:30 PM: Solar Observing

    Safely view the sun through the Dudley Observatory telescope!

    4-4:30 PM: "Earthrise" film screening

    A relevant and timely 30-minute documentary film by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, tells the story of the iconic image of the Earth taken from space in 1968 on Apollo 8. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. Chief Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson will be available after the screening for a Q&A.

    Planetarium show schedule:

    • 11am- Max Goes to the Moon
    • 12pm- Max Goes to the Moon
    • 1pm- Dog Days of Summer: A Live Sky Adventure
    • 2pm- Max Goes to the Moon
    • 3pm- Max Goes to the Moon

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

    • July 30, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • August 02, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308

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

    A workshop focused on New York State P-12 Space Systems Science Learning Standards. This 4-day summer institute for science teachers (elementary – high school) will strengthen your content knowledge of astronomy and help you and your schools develop curriculum for astronomy and Earth Science. The institute includes engaging lectures by Dudley Observatory Chief Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson, teaching strategies, hands-on classroom activities, and solar and night-time observing. Pre-registration is required- click here to register

    • August 23, 2019
    • 8:00 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

    • October 11, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211

    STANYS Eastern Section is proud to present the 38th Annual Siena Conference. Join us for an evening showcasing innovative lessons, networking with fellow science teachers and checking out the latest resources. The conference includes two 50 minute workshop sessions, a keynote speaker, exhibitors, dinner and door prizes.

    Date: October 11, 2019

    Time: 3 - 9 pm

    Where: Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Albany, NY 12211

    Registration will open on September 1, 2019

    • 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 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

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