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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.

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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.