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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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


Nepal Fundraiser
Saturday, May 23, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


The MOST is partnering with American Red Cross of Western and Central New York to raise money for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund thats aiding the victims of Nepals two deadly earthquakes.

On April 25, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people and injuring more than 18,000. The quake triggered a landslide on Mount Everest, killing 19 people, and destroyed several buildings in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

Just as things were starting to return to normal, an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck further east Tuesday (May 12) on the same fault line near the base of Mount Everest. Terrified people fled outside and some buildings weakened by the earlier quake collapsed. A hundred more people are reported killed, and more than 2,000 injured.

The MOST is altering its usual Saturday night movie schedule on May 23 to host a fundraiser in the Bristol IMAX Omnitheater to support disaster relief. The 7 p.m. event will feature a Red Cross presentation followed by a showing of the IMAX movie Everest. Tickets for the event are $25 and money raised, less expenses, will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

These proceeds will help people affected by disasters like the Nepal earthquakes and countless other crises, and will help enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Funds being designated to the Nepal Red Cross from the American Red Cross are being transferred through its Disaster Relief Fund. To date, $5 million has been disbursed.

We are pleased to be joining forces with the Red Cross to help the victims of the Nepal earthquakes, said MOST Executive Vice President Anthony Ortega. The already cash-strapped country is devastated, and the people there need our help.

The movie Everest follows an international team of climbers as they attempt to ascend Mount Everest in spring 1996. The film depicts the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, ice walls, and a deadly blizzard. During the movie, scientist Roger Bilham placed a seismograph at the mountains Camp Four, at 26,000 feet, to measure earthquake tremors.

MacGillivray Freeman Films, which made Everest, has generously waived license fees for special showings of the movie to help the MOST raise funds for Nepal.

The MOST is canceling its 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. movies to hold the 7 p.m. fundraiser. The Omnitheater holds 212 people, so seating is limited. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and can be purchase at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse, or by phone at (315) 425-9068 x2132 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Age Level: All ages



Central New York Rocket Team Challenge
Saturday, June 06, 2015
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Students in grades four through 12 learn about rocket science -- and physics -- by launching rockets as part of the Central New York Rocket Team Challenge, set for June 6, 2015, at Syracuse University's Skytop field. It's a sight to see as the rockets zoom into the sky, separate, and fall back to earth, sometimes in the open and other times in a tree.

Teams of between four and eight students build rockets from kits and decorate them. The rockets are loaded with an altimeter, camera, rocket motor and an egg astronaut for launch. College faculty and professional engineers judge the students on the quality of their construction, knowledge of the subject, how well they estimated their trajectory, and whether their "eggstronaut" survived the ride.

Due to high demand and increasing costs, we are limiting registration to two teams per grade level, per school up to a maximum of six teams per school. All registered teams must have a minimum of four students and all team members are expected to attend the June 6, 2015, launch.

Funding is available for 100 teams, after which we will create a waiting list. Priority will be given to wait listed teams who have no other teams from their school or organization registered. Schools can reuse a rocket from a previous Rocket Team Challenge or buy their own kit to add teams beyond the six permitted.

List to the event website for rules, registration, and a rundown of the day. Got a question? Contact the event coordinator.

Age Level: Students in grades 4-12
Cost: Free


June Sensory Friendly Time
Saturday, June 13, 2015
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 challenges can enjoy the museum. The museum also offers quiet areas where participants can sit, relax, and regroup.


Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Contact: bjones@most.org


Whiffle Ball Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM


Members of the Syracuse Chiefs will play whiffle ball against government officials and local business executives on the east lawn of the MOST to raise money for the MOST. Sports memorabilia will be auctioned. Attendance at the game is free. For more information, call Centerstate CEO at (315) 470-1800.
Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free


June TACNY Junior Café Scientifique: "The Science of Scuba Diving"
Saturday, June 20, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


TACNY Junior Café Scientifique features an informal discussion with a scientist, engineer or technologist every month during the school year. Talks are aimed at middle school students, who must be accompanied by a parent or adult. After the event, students and their parents are invited to tour the MOST's exhibits for free.

This month's topic is the science of scuba diving and features Timothy M. Corcoran, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #187566.

Sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York, the talks are 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., in Syracuse's Armory Square. A light breakfast is served before the event. Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org so TACNY knows how many people will be attending.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free
Contact: jrcafe@tacny.org


Last weekend to see Losing a Legacy photography exhibit
Saturday, June 27, 2015 through Sunday, June 28, 2015


"Losing a Legacy: A Photographic Story of Disappearing Glaciers" chronicles the disappearance of glaciers from Glacier National Park in Montana due to climate change. The exhibit consists of photographic pairs showing the same view of glaciers that were taken years apart.

The evidence seen in the photographs cannot be denied: Glaciers are disappearing at an astounding rate. Around 1850, the area sported 150 large, named glaciers, and most were still there when the park was created in 1910. Today, only 25 remain. The largest glaciers have lost 75 percent of their size. If the current melting rate continues, all the glaciers will be gone by 2030.

This is the last weekend to see the exhibit before it leaves. The MOST is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free with exhibit admission


Summer hours start at the MOST
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 through Tuesday, September 08, 2015


The MOST will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday during the summer from June 30 through and including Sept. 8.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free for members; up to $10 for nonmembers


New movie: "Flight of the Butterflies"
Saturday, July 04, 2015


New movie: Flight of the Butterflies, opens July 4 in the MOSTs Bristol IMAX Omnitheater, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse.

Follow the year-long annual migration cycle of monarch butterflies along their routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. It took scientists almost 40 years to discover the butterflies secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Up to $6.50 for members; up to $10 for nonmembers


July Sensory Friendly Time
Saturday, July 11, 2015
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 challenges can enjoy the museum. The museum also offers quiet areas where participants can sit, relax, and regroup.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Contact: bjones@most.org


August Sensory Friendly Time
Saturday, August 08, 2015
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 challenges can enjoy the museum. The museum also offers quiet areas where participants can sit, relax, and regroup.

Age Level: All ages
Cost: Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Contact: bjones@most.org


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