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From The TACNY Mail List – Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties (CNYO Included)

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY mail list. Next 29 hours may be a bit too busy for additional posts, so performing the very rare double-morning posting today.

TACNY members have multiple opportunities to participate in Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties on Monday!

* On Monday, August 21 from noon to 3pm, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) will host its FREE annual Summer of Science Social outside on the MOST lawn. This year’s event will feature the partial solar eclipse, which will begin at 1:17pm and reach its maximum at 2:38pm. Join the MOST for a day filled with fun science activities and demonstrations with MOST educators, SUNY Polytechnic Institute and OCRRA.

* The most spectacular celestial event any one can experience is a Total Solar Eclipse. Southern Cayuga Planetarium will show live video feeds of the event (on the dome) on Monday August 21, from noon to 5pm. Near the Planetarium entrance a Solar telescope will follow the partial eclipse if clear skies prevail. The Program will include live feeds from NASA TV and other sites, explanations of observable phenomena, and feature total eclipse stories by Alan Ominsky and others.

* CNY Observers and Observing will be hosting observing sessions at the Liverpool, Marcellus, and Jamesville libraries from 1 to 4pm. Click here for more information.

Remember, if you miss this eclipse, the next one is in 2024, and Central NY is in the totality path!

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org and their Facebook page.

MOST February Break Week Day Camp, 20 – 24 February 2017

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in from the TACNY listserve.

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology has answered parental demand by offering its first February break day camp, called Expedition MOST (most.org/learn/vacation-camps/). Children ages 6 to 12 can spend their vacation learning about everything from nanotechnology to the vast universe.

Every day, museum educators will help campers explore a different STEM topic by taking an expedition to a different part of the MOST. Their day will be filled with games, science experiments, and even explosions.

The camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20 to 24, 2017. The MOST will provide a healthy morning snack, but campers must bring a lunch that doesn’t need to be refrigerated or microwaved.

The camp costs $250 for MOST members and $280 for nonmembers, but additional children from the same family are half price. The registration deadline is Feb. 10 and space is limited, so interested parents should sign up soon.

You can register online at the MOST’s website. You can download a letter for parents and the registration packet at the site. Return the registration materials with a $50 deposit by Feb. 10 to keep a space for your child. The balance of the fee is due before the start of camp.

For more information, contact Cynthia Waibel via email at cwaibel@most.org or phone at 315-425-9068, extension 2141.

And from the MOST website (as of 10 January 2017):

Expedition MOST: A Journey Through Science

Spend your February break learning about everything from nanotechnology to the vast universe with our weeklong day camp, Expedition MOST. Every day, we will explore a different STEM topic by taking an expedition to a different part of the museum. Your day will be filled with games, science experiments, and even explosions! Sign up today!

The details:

* Runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20-24, 2017
* Includes a healthy morning snack, but campers must bring a lunch that doesn’t need to be refrigerated
* Designed for children ages 6 to 12
* Minimum of 10, maximum of 20 campers
* Cost is $250 for MOST members, $280 for nonmembers
* Siblings are half price!
* Registration closes Feb. 10

Download a letter for parents and the registration packet, and return the registration materials by Feb. 10 to keep a space for your child. A $50 deposit is due when you reserve a spot, and the balance is due before the start of camp.

You can sign up for Expedition MOST online or by contacting Cynthia Waibel via email or phone at 315-425-9068 x2141.

About TACNY

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

Request For Volunteers: CNY Regional VEX IQ Robotics Challenge

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This just in from the TACNY listserve.

Volunteers are needed for the CNY Regional VEX IQ Robotics Challenge – “Crossover” – which will be held at the MOST (Milton J. Rubinstein Museum of Science and Technology) on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The snow date for the competition is Sunday, January 22. Snow day status will be presented as a scroll on the MOST website on Friday evening, January 20.

Volunteers are the nuts and bolts of this robotics design, build, and compete engineering event. Of course, artificial intelligence requires human intelligence! We hope that all of you, our talented, local community, will be interested in and available to share your skills and knowledge to educate and inspire our local youth as part of our volunteer team this year.

All volunteers are welcome to arrive at the MOST at 8:00am on competition day. Due to competition needs, volunteers assigned to certain positions must arrive at 8:00am, and the remainder must arrive by 10:15am. The competition is anticipated to conclude at 3:30pm.

We will hold volunteer training at the MOST on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 5:30pm. Training is HIGHLY recommended for volunteers who have no previous experience in VEX IQ competitions, or who are filling technical volunteer positions such as Referee, Judge, Timekeeper/scorekeeper, Field Assistants, Pit Assistants, Inspectors, etc.

We offer our volunteers complimentary breakfast and lunch on event day.

If this robotics competition sounds like fun to you, please contact Diane E. Plumley, at darwish.law@gmail.com, and provide the following information:

* Your volunteer position preferences, or whether you would like to be assigned “as needed.” (Volunteers will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and if you happen to request positions that have already been filled, event organizers will respond to and work with you directly via email, as there is room for flexibility, and always more help is needed on event day!!)

* Whether you will attend volunteer training on Friday evening, January 20, at 5:30pm, at the MOST.

* Whether you have technical robotics prowess, either professionally, educationally, or as a hobbyist.

* Your name as you would like it to appear on a name badge and promotional materials.

* Your academic or professional affiliation as you would like it to appear on a name badge and on promotional materials.

If you have friends or colleagues that may like to volunteer, please forward this email along to them. If you have questions about volunteering, available volunteer roles, or about the event in general, please contact Diane E. Plumley, at darwish.law@gmail.com.

Infinite thanks to all of you!! We cannot do this without you!! With your help, it will be a successful Challenge!!

Diane & the 2017 CNY Regional VEX IQ Robotics Challenge Organizational Committee

About TACNY

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

Let Learning Continue This Summer – MOST’s Mission to Mars And Codemania Camps @ The MOST

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

The following came across the mailserver announcing STEM events during the summer at The MOST.

MOST is hosting two camps that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math

500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse, NY 13202 – (315) 425-9068 – www.most.org

Do you know a student who would appreciate attending a science camp this summer? The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is offering two options this year, one that is out of this world and another that focuses on bits. Both include plenty of time interacting with the MOST’s other science exhibits.

2016may4_CuriositySelfieMars4WebMission to Mars camps run July 18 to 22 for children 7 to 10 and Aug. 8 to 12 for children 11 to 14. Cost is $250 per child for members, and $280 for nonmembers. Get all the details on our website (www.most.org/2_ee_camp.cfm).

Weeklong Codemania camps, which is for children ages 8 through 12, will run every week in August, for a total of five weeks. The cost is $380 per week. Contact Codemania (Team@codemaniacamp.com) for more information or visit their website (codemaniacamp.com) to sign up.

So let the parents of those science-minded children know about these great opportunities, or send your own children. They’ll enjoy a summer of the MOST science learning!

And for those looking for details about the Mission To Mars sessions, the website contents (as of May 4th) are provided below. Check the official website for updates!

Join the MOST’s Mission to Mars this summer!

2016may4_CuriositySelfieMars4WebNASA is planning its first human trip to Mars in the 2030s, but your children don’t have to wait that long. They can launch into a planetary adventure this summer with the MOST’s Mission to Mars camp.

These astronauts-in-training will explore current and past NASA projects to inspire their natural curiosity. Campers will complete an astronaut training obstacle course, design a Mars lander, get engrossed in the stars during a planetarium show, and experience a taste of what it’s like to live in space.

They’ll also have plenty of time to explore the museum and much more.

We are offering two one-week sessions this year:

* Session 1: July 18-22 for children ages 7 to 10
* Session 2: August 8-12 for children ages 11 to 14

Camp pricing:

* $280 per camper for non-members
* $250 per camper for members
* A non-refundable $50 deposit is needed at registration to hold a place
* The remainder of your balance is due before the start of camp

The details:

* Camps run 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
* Drop off is between 8:30 and 9 a.m.
* Pickup is between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.
* A healthy mid-morning snack is included
* Campers must bring their lunch
* Camps are limited to 22 children, and registration is first come, first served
* Register early; camps are expected to sell out!

For more information and to register, contact our summer camp coordinator Sarah Akin at (315) 425-9068 ex 2148 or sakin@most.org.

“My Sky Tonight” – MOST Offering A Three Week Astronomy Course For Preschoolers, Feb. 24 – Mar. 9

Greetings fellow astrophiles,

How cool is this? The following announcement was sent by Maria Welych, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the MOST, to syracuse.com, then posted by Brenda Duncan (every astro-related article makes up for ten sports articles). If you’ve a preschooler running around (and you can find them) or know of one, please pass the info along.

Link: syracuse.com/…/2016/01/most_offers_astronomy_program_for_preschool_children.html

19614032-mmmainThe Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is offering preschool students the opportunity to learn astronomy in a three-week class created just for them called My Sky Tonight. Classes will be held at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse.



The class will offer astronomy exploration and inquiry with an emphasis on observing, formulating questions, designing experiments, and testing to answer the children’s questions. The classes were designed with the assistance of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.



Each week will focus on different topics and activities:

* Feb. 24: The Sun. Children will learn about how the sun creates shadows and affects solar beads.

* March 2: The Moon. Attendees will take a close look at the lunar landscape and learn about moon phases.

* March 9: Into the Sky. Preschoolers will build a space explorer and enjoy a planetarium show.

The class, which runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day, is aimed at children 3 to 5 years old. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Adult and child pairs can sign up for single classes, but the program is designed as a series.



The cost for adult/child pairs who are members is $15 for a single class or $35 for all three, a savings of $10. The cost for an adult/child pair who are not members is $20 for a single class and $50 for all three, a savings of $10.



The deadline to register for classes is Feb. 20. Space is limited. For more information and to register, contact Betty Jones at bjones@most.org or 315-425-9068 ext. 2143.

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