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Victor Cruz, Anne Burrell join NYSCI and Time Warner Cable to kick off a new national initiative

On Saturday, we joined Time Warner Cable for Connect a Million Minds Day at Highline Stages.  TWC and Boys & Girls Clubs were kicking off a new national partnership and our Explainers were there… and they brought the STEM…

Brought to life by the New York Hall of Science in conjunction with numerous network partners, Connect a Million Minds Day attendees participated in fun, hands-on learning activities that demonstrated the STEM behind popular TV shows and networks, and how these subjects power the activities young people are most passionate about, such as sports, music and cooking.

Full article here.

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Every 11 years, our sun reaches a height in its solar cycle. During this solar maximum, the sun’s polarity disappears for a bit, and re-emerges with its poles in the opposite direction. 
Fortunately for us, late 2013 is the expected time for the the sun’s solar maximum. While we may not be able to see this awesome natural occurrence, we do see its effect on earth. 
The change in polarity causes the sun to emit charged particles throughout the galaxy. Some of these particles fall into the Earth’s atmosphere and on impact radiate different gases in the form of light, also known as the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
With the Solar Maximum occurring, this winter’s Northern Lights will be a spectacle everyone needs to keep an eye on!
Sources: NASA SPACE SUN PICTURE

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Every 11 years, our sun reaches a height in its solar cycle. During this solar maximum, the sun’s polarity disappears for a bit, and re-emerges with its poles in the opposite direction. 

Fortunately for us, late 2013 is the expected time for the the sun’s solar maximum. While we may not be able to see this awesome natural occurrence, we do see its effect on earth. 

The change in polarity causes the sun to emit charged particles throughout the galaxy. Some of these particles fall into the Earth’s atmosphere and on impact radiate different gases in the form of light, also known as the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

With the Solar Maximum occurring, this winter’s Northern Lights will be a spectacle everyone needs to keep an eye on!

Sources: NASA SPACE SUN PICTURE

Join us at 4pm EST to catch the live stream discussion on Google Hangout. Make sure you RSVP.

STEM Career ​Nights at NYSCI ​are events that bring together professionals with NYSCI Explainers to connect, network, learn and engage in the full range of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This STEM night is about careers at Google, introducing Explainers to the diversity of people who choose to become engineers, technology experts, or other related careers.  We’ll discuss how different perspectives and different backgrounds are an asset to coming up with science and engineering solutions.

Featuring panelists from Google, and moderated by the Deputy Director of the Science Career Ladder, Priya Mohabir, NYSCI will also host a special Q&A and networking session.

Schedule:
• 4:00pm: Welcome Remarks by Eric Siegel, NYSCI Director & Chief Content Officer
• 4:10pm: Panel Introduction & Moderation of Q&A by Priya Mohabir, Deputy Director, Science Career Ladder
• 5:10pm: Closing Remarks by Ellen Wahl, Director, Youth Development & Entrepreneurship 
• 5:15pm: Networking Session w/ Refreshments

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You might have heard about a mobile microscope lab from NYSCI’s recent blog post, ‘NYSCI Welcomes Bio-Bus’. Being “the coolest bus ever" and a great platform for both educators and learners, the team members of Bio-Bus are also environmentally conscious. 

I had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with Gaylen Hamilton who was installing new solar panels on the roof. With these new panels, Bio-Bus will be serving number of visitors even in winters. 

Photo Credit: Akash Sharma

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Here are some photos from the New York Hall of Science Rad Science Demo. Our visitors got to see and learn about the laws of physics behind extreme sports. Rodney Torres and his team of skaters joined us to do the skating while we did the explaining.

Great job guys!

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Here are pictures of Design Lab’s training at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI).

Being a design based learning experience, Design Lab offers a great exposure for visitors of all ages to build and create relatable objects while incorporating various science concepts.

Soon, activities seen above and others will be brought on to the museum’s floor for interaction. 

Check www.nysci.org for updates on the activities in near future. 

Nice pics NYSCI Explainers … Design Lab will have their own blog up and running very soon: designlab.nysci.org

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Bearded dragon is a common name for lizards belonging to genus Pogona. Native to Australia, they are often found basking on rocks and branches during mornings and afternoons.
NYSCI’s bearded dragon here in picture loves interacting and is definitely not camera shy. 
If you would love to see pictures of our bearded dragon more frequently, like or re-blog this post. 

Yes Please!

sharma-akash:

Bearded dragon is a common name for lizards belonging to genus Pogona. Native to Australia, they are often found basking on rocks and branches during mornings and afternoons.

NYSCI’s bearded dragon here in picture loves interacting and is definitely not camera shy. 

If you would love to see pictures of our bearded dragon more frequently, like or re-blog this post. 

Yes Please!

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New York Hall of Science Evening of Science and Inspiration

"One of my science teachers was an explainer. She used to tell me her stories," Taveras said. "I wanted to see what it was like to interact with people on a daily basis."

comaniddy:

Have you ever noticed that people use the terms Theory and Hypothesis interchangeably? Most people say they have a Theory. They really mean that they have a Hypothesis.

My latest Science Music Video sheds some lyrical light on the situation.
Watch “Theory vs Hypothesis” to learn more!

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