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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following list features all scheduled events open to the public.


April TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique
Saturday, April 19, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


The Snowball Earth

Earths climate has changed tremendously over its history. Did you know that the Earth nearly froze solid 2.3 billion years ago and again 700 million years ago? Christopher K. Junium, assistant professor of earth sciences in the Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss how this may have happened, how the Earth warmed after the snowball events and how life survived.

The presentation, which is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York, is aimed at middle school students with the goal of interesting them in a STEM career. A continental break fast is provided. Attendees must be accompanied by an adult, and both are invited to tour MOST exhibits for free after the event. RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org by April 17 with the number of people attending.

Age Level: Middle school aged students
Cost: Free
Contact: jrcafe@tacny.org



Earth Climate Day
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Learn all about climate change and the impact it is having on the world and in Central New York. We will have a keynote speaker, tabletop experiments demonstrating the effect of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, information on using biomass as an alternative energy source, and much more. All activities are free with exhibit admission.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free with exhibit admission


MOST is closed on Easter
Sunday, April 20, 2014


The MOST will be closed on Sunday, April 20, for Easter.


Earth & Energy Week
Monday, April 21, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014


The MOST will be open Monday and Tuesday during spring break with special environmental programming. Learn about global climate change, the state of the environment and alternative forms of energy in a school break week full of activities at the MOST.

We will offer talks about the rise and demise of oil, and different forms of alternative energy; demonstrations of Madagascar hissing cockroaches and red-eared slider turtle; and hands-on workshops to learn about greenhouse gases. Science educators will provide information on insects as bioindicators of a polluted environment, in connection with Dr. Entomos Amazing Arthropods exhibit. There will be an additional IMAX show at 11 a.m. each day.

The talks are free with exhibit admission, but the workshops will cost extra.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Regular exhibit & IMAX rates apply


Sensory friendly time at the MOST
Saturday, May 10, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Staff turns down the noise, turns off flashing lights, and shuts off the air compressors so people with sensory processing issues can enjoy the museum. The museum will also offer quiet areas where participants can sit, relax, and regroup. Cost: $5 per person for non-members, free for members.

This month, we will have a special Sensory Friendly showing of "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" at 6 p.m. The volume of the soundtrack will be turned down, and the doors will be left open so people who are overwhelmed by the experience can exit the theater. Regular movie prices will apply. MOST members pay $6.50 per adult and $5.50 for children 2-17 and seniors 65 and older. Nonmembers pay $10 for adults and $8 for children 2-11 and seniors 65 and older.

Age Level: All ages
Contact: 425-9068 x2143


Special Sensory Friendly showing of 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar'
Saturday, May 10, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


The MOST is holding a special Sensory Friendly showing of "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" at 6 p.m., during regularly scheduled Sensory Friendly Time. The volume of the movie's soundtrack will be turned down, and the doors will be left open so people who are overwhelmed by the experience can exit the theater.

Regular movie prices will apply. MOST members pay $6.50 per adult and $5.50 for children 2-17 and seniors 65 and older. Nonmembers pay $10 for adults and $8 for children 2-11 and seniors 65 and older.

Age Level: All


May TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Monster Telescopes and How They Are Built

Ryan E. Goodson, owner of New Moon Telescopes, will discuss the history of the telescope made famous by Isaac Newton, the Newtonian Reflector, then then journey through time to the present day, when amateur astronomers can often be seen in fields with telescopes large enough to rival or surpass the size and quality of many professional observatories. Goodson will talk about how the telescopes are built, from the choice of wood to the installation of advanced electronics, finishing the discussion with what they are ultimately able to show us.

The presentation, which is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York, is aimed at middle school students with the goal of interesting them in a STEM career. A continental break fast is provided. Attendees must be accompanied by an adult, and both are invited to tour MOST exhibits for free after the event. RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org by May 15 with the number of people attending.

Age Level: Middle school aged students
Cost: Free
Contact: jrcafe@tacny.org


Central New York Rocket Team Challenge
Saturday, June 07, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Teams of middle and high school students from across Central New York will launch high-powered rockets that they designed and built at the 11th annual Rocket Team Challenge. The event is held at Syracuse University's Skytop field, and the public is invited to come watch.

The MOST will distribute materials on April 3 and 10.

Age Level: Middle and high school students
Cost: Free
Contact: eventcoordinator@most.org


Sensory friendly time at the MOST
Saturday, June 14, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Staff turns down the noise, turns off flashing lights, and shuts off the air compressors so people with sensory processing issues can enjoy the museum. The museum will also offer quiet areas where participants can sit, relax, and regroup. Cost: $5 per person for non-members, free for members.

Age Level: All ages
Contact: 425-9068 x2143


June TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique
Saturday, June 21, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Engineer Your Life: Redux

Howard Hollander, president of the Technology Alliance of Central New York and an engineer who retired from Lockheed Martin, will introduce and explore tips for preparing for careers in STEM fields inside and outside of school.

The presentation, which is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York, is aimed at middle school students with the goal of interesting them in a STEM career. A continental break fast is provided. Attendees must be accompanied by an adult, and both are invited to tour MOST exhibits for free after the event. RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org by June 19 with the number of people attending.

Age Level: Middle school aged students
Cost: Free
Contact: jrcafe@tacny.org


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