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Feb
23
Fri
ARISS at the MOST @ MOST
Feb 23 @ 9:08 am – 9:20 am
ARISS at the MOST @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States

The MOST will make contact with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, Feb. 23 via amateur radio and speak with NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, who launched to the ISS in September 2017!

For this special event, the MOST will open at a special time of 8:30 a.m. on Friday to allow visitors to experience this rare opportunity. Regular exhibit admission rates apply.

Contact will last approximately ten minutes, and Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse Central Village students will ask Mark Vande Hei a series of questions until the ISS reaches the horizon and communication is lost.

Join us at the MOST for an exciting and memorable experience! Following our contact with the ISS, enjoy a planetarium show, see A Beautiful Planet in IMAX – a film from the perspective of astronauts aboard the ISS – and explore the Flight & Space exhibit with activities from Lockheed Martin!

Exhibit admission rates apply.

Mar
17
Sat
Digging Up the Past with Archaeology – TACNY Junior Café Scientifique @ MOST
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Speaker: Andrea Zlotucha Kozub, MA, Project Director, Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University

Overview: Look around your house. What objects do you see? Are they tools? Toys? Decoration? Waste? Those objects are called “artifacts” in the social science of archaeology and they can be used to tell the story of your life. Archaeologists learn how people lived in the past by studying their artifacts. These artifacts are usually buried in the ground and are found by digging. Join us to hear how Andrea Zlotucha Kozub digs through the past at archaeological sites in our region and beyond. Then think about what a future archaeologist could learn about you, or your family, or kids in Syracuse by studying the artifacts you have in your own house!

Biography: Andrea Zlotucha Kozub is a Project Director at the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF) in Binghamton, specializing in the analysis of archaeological animal bones (also known as zooarchaeology or faunal analysis). PAF is a research center of Binghamton University focusing on the preservation of archaeological resources that may be damaged by development. Her earliest work as an archaeologist included volunteering at a Paleolithic site in England and at the site of a 19th century African American schoolhouse in Boston. After finishing her Master’s Degree in Anthropology from Binghamton University, Zlotucha Kozub had temporary positions as an archaeologist in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, adjunct faculty at Cazenovia College, and co-instructor of Binghamton University’s archaeological field school. In 2001, she joined PAF as a Project Director. This position has taken her to dig sites across New York that date from the Paleoindian period to the early 20th century, and afforded opportunities to publish research on topics including: 19th century healthcare; the archaeological “footprint” of pig pens on historic farms; and the lived experience of an Irish immigrant family working for Cornell University founder, Ezra Cornell. Her current research interests include 19th century meat butchering and evidence for prehistoric use/consumption of frogs. Zlotucha Kozub has presented these and other archaeological topics to school groups and adult organizations, and is the co-leader of PAF’s Community Archaeology Program (CAP) summer archaeology camp for teens. She also works as an architectural historian with Renaissance Studio of Syracuse, which dovetails her own work in historic preservation with interests she shares with her architect husband.

Junior Café Scientifique is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), and usually held on the third Saturday of the month during the school year at the MOST. A light breakfast is provided, and participants must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but TACNY asks that you RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org. After the event, participants are welcome to explore the museum for free.

Apr
13
Fri
TAP into the MOST @ MOST
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TAP into the MOST is the Museum’s premier beer, wine and spirits tasting event with amazing food from your local favorites! Join us for a night of fun to support science education programs!

Regular ticket price is $60, and VIP ticket price is $90. Additional ticketing details can be found by clicking the event link. A limited number of tickets will be sold this year! TAP 2017 was a sellout, so do not hesitate to purchase tickets now! Must be 21 and over to attend.

Presented by O’Brien & Gere

Apr
21
Sat
The Superpower of STEM Cells – TACNY Junior Café Scientifique @ MOST
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Speaker: Zhen Ma, PhD, Assistant Professor, Samuel and Carol Research Scholar, Department of Biomedical & Chemical Engineering, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, Syracuse University

Overview: A cell is the minimal unit of life. Your life is made up of all kinds of different cells. Most of these cells have a very specific role. But there is one kind of cells, which can transform into other cells. We call them “Stem Cells”. Their superpower not only helps us understand how life begins, but also heals the injuries and fights the diseases.

Biography: Zhen Ma is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical & Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University. His research focuses on engineering stem cells to study and treat human heart diseases. He obtained his PhD degree in Bioengineering at Clemson University, and spent four years at Bay Area as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley. He came to Syracuse University in the Fall of 2016, and established his “System Tissue Engineering and Morphogenesis (STEM) Lab” at Syracuse Biomaterials Institute.

Junior Café Scientifique is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), and usually held on the third Saturday of the month during the school year at the MOST. A light breakfast is provided, and participants must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but TACNY asks that you RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org. After the event, participants are welcome to explore the museum for free.

May
19
Sat
Engineering the Human Machine – TACNY Junior Café Scientifique @ MOST
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Speaker: Douglas Yung, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University

Overview: The human body is often viewed as a sophisticated machine. Brain is like a big circuit, heart and lungs are like a pump. With malfunctioning machines, one can easily take things apart, fix and replace the broken components. But how can we
diagnose and treat butterflies in stomach, brain freeze, water on the knee, Charley horse, and the like? Come join Dr. Yung to learn about ways to engineer our human machine!

Biography: Douglas Yung is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University. He pursued a pre-medical curriculum and received BSc in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics/Applied Science from UCLA, and PhD in Bioengineering from the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded the NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship and conducted research at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is interested in deploying microorganisms as little yet powerful machines. He joined Syracuse in 2016 and acts as the program director for the bioengineering undergraduate program.

Junior Café Scientifique is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), and usually held on the third Saturday of the month during the school year at the MOST. A light breakfast is provided, and participants must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but TACNY asks that you RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org. After the event, participants are welcome to explore the museum for free.

Jun
16
Sat
Below the Surface: The Fisheries of Onondaga Lake – TACNY Junior Café Scientifique @ MOST
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Speaker: Anne Burnham, MS, Biologist, Parsons Corporation

Overview: Ever wonder what might be swimming just beneath the surface of your local lakes and streams? Whether you are swimming in your local water bodies or recreating along the shores of Onondaga Lake, there is a whole world living just below the surface. Join us on June 16 to explore the aquatic life of Onondaga Lake, and learn about its amazing story of recovery.

Biography: Anne Burnham is a Biologist with Parsons, Corporation in Syracuse, NY. A Massachusetts native, she earned her B.S. in Biology and B.A in Environmental Studies at Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont in 2013. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Ecology from SUNY Environmental Science in the Fall of 2015. While at ESF, her research focused on the use of fish communities in the biomonitoring of freshwater streams throughout New York State. She joined Parsons Corporation in the spring of 2015, where she has helped to develop and implement the long-term monitoring plan for Onondaga Lake. She specializes in fisheries, helping to monitor the community dynamics and mercury cycling in the lake.

Junior Café Scientifique is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), and usually held on the third Saturday of the month during the school year at the MOST. A light breakfast is provided, and participants must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but TACNY asks that you RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org. After the event, participants are welcome to explore the museum for free.

Jun
17
Sun
Father’s Day @ MOST
Jun 17 all-day

All fathers receive FREE admission on Father’s Day! Enjoy 35,000 square feet of exhibits, hands-on science demonstrations, a full IMAX schedule, planetarium shows, and so much more. Thank you for all that YOU do!