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Sensory Friendly

Sat., Oct. 20

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

During Sensory Friendly Time, the MOST turns down the noise, turns off flashing lights, shuts off the air compressors, and turns on the house lights so people with sensory processing challenges can enjoy the MOST and sensory friendly activities.

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Sensory Friendly kits containing a variety of items are always available to be signed out at the Science Shop.

Be the Scientist

Sat., Oct. 27

Noon to 4 p.m.

Be the Computer Scientist with October’s Be the Scientist from noon to 4 p.m.!

Bridges Challenge

Sat., Nov. 10

The MOST’s 19th annual Central New York Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em student competition will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

DINOMANIA

Journey back in time to the exciting age of the dinosaurs with Dinomania, presented by M&T Bank! Experience Syracuse’s most immersive dinosaur exhibit before it goes extinct!

Robotics Challenge

Sat., Jan. 26

The 5th annual CNY Regional VEX IQ Robotics Challenge will be held on January 26, 2019, at the MOST. This year’s theme is Next Level.

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Teams of students in grades four through eight – with guidance from their teachers and mentors – build and program a robot using the VEX IQ robotics platform to solve an engineering challenge. VEX IQ Challenge teams work together scoring points and display their robot’s skills individually in driver controlled and autonomous Skills Challenges.

Top teams win trophies, and the top two teams will continue on to compete in the New York State finals.

VEX IQ Robotics Challenge is sponsored by: SRC, Inc., Best Buy, The Dorothy & Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Berkshire Bank, and the Bendixen Memorial Trust.

CNY Science Fair

Sun., Mar. 31

The 40th annual CNY Science & Engineering Fair will take place on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus.

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The 2019 science fair is open to students in grades four through 12, comprising a junior level for fourth- through eighth-graders and a senior level for students in grades nine through 12. Teams consist of one or two students. Students from the following counties are eligible to enter the science fair: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins.

TAP into the MOST

Fri., Apr. 12

Join us for the 15th annual TAP into the MOST, the largest beer, wine, cider, spirits and mouth-watering food tasting fundraiser of the year!

Rocket Challenge

Sat., Jun. 1

Join us for CNY Rocket Team Challenge at Skytop field on the Syracuse University campus as middle and high school students launch rockets in competition. Will their “eggstronaut” survive its wild ride into the sky?!

Oct
18
Thu
Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Dinosaurs Alive! @ MOST
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Dinosaurs Alive! @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States

Narrated by Michael Douglas, Dinosaurs Alive! is a global adventure of science and discovery – featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous. Audiences will journey with some of the world‘s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendents of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us today!

From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia‘s Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film will follow American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, will come alive…in a big way!

The film estimates that we’ve discovered less than two percent of all the dinosaur species that once lived. For young paleontologists, the adventure is just beginning, and this film is sure to spark imaginings of what mysteries still lie buried beneath our feet.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Hubble – IMAX @ MOST
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen flights through the farthest reaches of the universe, and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA’s history.

In May 2009, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, the world’s first space-based observatory, 350 miles above the Earth. On board was an IMAX camera, operated by the shuttle astronauts. It captured stunning sequences of the five intricate spacewalks required to make those repairs, as well as close-up images of the effort to grasp the orbiting telescope with the shuttle’s mechanical arm at 17,500 mph, and one unexpected problem that threatened to sabotage the entire mission.

Runtime: 45 minutes

Autumn Sky Planetarium Show @ MOST
Oct 18 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Shown in the Silverman Planetarium, Autumn Sky takes visitors on a journey through the night sky with stories, constellations, and interesting astronomical sights. Suitable for ages 8 and older, this show changes with the seasons! Be sure to check out the show throughout the year!
 
COST:
  • Members: FREE, tickets required.
  • Nonmembers: Exhibit admission plus $3 planetarium show cost.
Oct
19
Fri
Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Dinosaurs Alive! @ MOST
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Dinosaurs Alive! @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States

Narrated by Michael Douglas, Dinosaurs Alive! is a global adventure of science and discovery – featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous. Audiences will journey with some of the world‘s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendents of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us today!

From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia‘s Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film will follow American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, will come alive…in a big way!

The film estimates that we’ve discovered less than two percent of all the dinosaur species that once lived. For young paleontologists, the adventure is just beginning, and this film is sure to spark imaginings of what mysteries still lie buried beneath our feet.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Hubble – IMAX @ MOST
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen flights through the farthest reaches of the universe, and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA’s history.

In May 2009, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, the world’s first space-based observatory, 350 miles above the Earth. On board was an IMAX camera, operated by the shuttle astronauts. It captured stunning sequences of the five intricate spacewalks required to make those repairs, as well as close-up images of the effort to grasp the orbiting telescope with the shuttle’s mechanical arm at 17,500 mph, and one unexpected problem that threatened to sabotage the entire mission.

Runtime: 45 minutes

Autumn Sky Planetarium Show @ MOST
Oct 19 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Shown in the Silverman Planetarium, Autumn Sky takes visitors on a journey through the night sky with stories, constellations, and interesting astronomical sights. Suitable for ages 8 and older, this show changes with the seasons! Be sure to check out the show throughout the year!
 
COST:
  • Members: FREE, tickets required.
  • Nonmembers: Exhibit admission plus $3 planetarium show cost.
Oct
20
Sat
Magical Matter @ MOST
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Speakers: Neal Abrams, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, SUNY-ESF; and Miriam Gillett-Kunnath, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Syracuse University

Talk Overview: Ready to summon some science? Join the TACNY Jr. Café on October 20th to see the magical chemistry behind glowing pumpkins, magical genies, luminescent liquids, time telling potions, and mysterious fog. Dr. Neal Abrams from SUNY ESF and Dr. Miriam Gillett-Kunnath from Syracuse University will present a series of interactive magical Halloween chemistry demonstrations that will be sure to delight young and old alike.

Biography: Neal Abrams is an associate professor of chemistry at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and certification in teaching from Ithaca College and completed his doctorate at Penn State. At ESF, he instructs courses in general chemistry and renewable energy. He also leads research programs in the areas of renewable energy and methods for teaching science. He is also the faculty advisor for the ESF chemistry club. Abrams enjoys working with students and educators in the community. As part of this commitment, he leads renewable energy workshops for teachers, instructs a series of courses on solar panel installation, and guest lectures in classrooms across Syracuse and CNY as part of the ESF in the High School program. He is currently the Education Chair for the CNY Section of the American Chemical Society.

Miriam Gillett-Kunnath is a research assistant professor of chemistry at Syracuse University (SU). She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Le Moyne College and completed her doctorate and post-doctorate at Syracuse University and Notre Dame University, respectively. At SU, she assists in mentoring and teaching research while helping with the management of the Chemistry SC-XRD and PXRD lab. Gillett-Kunnath, along with her husband Bobby Kunnath, works with local high school students to connect them with research in the STEM disciplines. Her passion towards building a local STEM Ecosystem has led her to learn from, volunteer, and work with SU-chemistry outreach, ACS-CNY, STA-NYS, TACNY and the MOST. [Outreach Motto: “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.”—Isaac Newton]

RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org.

Zoo in the Sky Planetarium Show @ MOST
Oct 20 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Zoo in the Sky explores the stories, myths and legends of seasonal animal constellations! Show is suitable for young children. This show changes seasonally. Be sure to check it out year-round!

COST:

  • FREE for members; tickets are required.
  • Exhibit admission and $3 planetarium show cost for nonmembers.
Pandas: Wild at Heart – IMAX @ MOST
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
Pandas: Wild at Heart - IMAX @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States
Narrated by Kristen Bell, Pandas follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Science Demonstration @ MOST
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Experience science demonstrations with a MOST Science Educator every weekend! Every month will feature a different topic:

October: Meet the MOST’s ball python, Mystic!

November: Electricity Exploration!

December: Mighty Magnets!

January: Meet the MOST’s ball python, Mystic!

Monthly demonstration themes subject to change.

FREE with exhibit admission!

Dinosaurs Alive! @ MOST
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Dinosaurs Alive! @ MOST | Syracuse | New York | United States

Narrated by Michael Douglas, Dinosaurs Alive! is a global adventure of science and discovery – featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous. Audiences will journey with some of the world‘s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendents of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us today!

From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia‘s Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film will follow American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, will come alive…in a big way!

The film estimates that we’ve discovered less than two percent of all the dinosaur species that once lived. For young paleontologists, the adventure is just beginning, and this film is sure to spark imaginings of what mysteries still lie buried beneath our feet.
Runtime: 40 minutes
Harry Potter and the Night Sky Planetarium Show @ MOST
Oct 20 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

The MOST’s newest planetarium show, Harry Potter and the Night Sky, will be offered every Saturday and Sunday in the Silverman Planetarium.

The stars, constellations, and other celestial objects inspired author J.K. Rowling’s names for characters in her celebrated Harry Potter book series. In this show, we bring down the lights and discover objects in the night sky that influenced naming the wizarding world of Harry Potter!

COST:

  • FREE for members; ticket are required.
  • Exhibit admission plus $3 per person planetarium show cost for nonmembers.

 

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