#nysci rockets in #snow #newyork #snowstorm (at New York Hall of Science)

#nysci rockets in #snow #newyork #snowstorm (at New York Hall of Science)

Party like it’s your 50th Anniversary! Join us for the celebration by making an Annual Fund gift today. (photo: Andrew Kelly)

Party like it’s your 50th Anniversary! Join us for the celebration by making an Annual Fund gift today(photo: Andrew Kelly)

A record 900 attendees for the #nysci gala at #cipriani in #newyork

A record 900 attendees for the #nysci gala at #cipriani in #newyork

#nysci honoree simon nagata from #Toyota took a tour of our wonderful space today in #newyork

#nysci honoree simon nagata from #Toyota took a tour of our wonderful space today in #newyork

Dead or Alive 2013, a set on Flickr.Dead or Alive at NYSCI was a hit!
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Dead or Alive 2013, a set on Flickr.

Dead or Alive at NYSCI was a hit!
For all ages @ #nysci  for#deadoralive party!

For all ages @ #nysci for#deadoralive party!

#pirates rocking out at #nysci #deadoralive

#pirates rocking out at #nysci #deadoralive

“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.” 
― Henri Poincaré

“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.”
― Henri Poincaré

Scarier Than Halloween

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What’s scarier than Dracula, spookier than the headless horseman, and more disturbing than a Miley Cyrus Twerking costume?

Answer: A mysterious disease called white nose syndrome. The illness is killing North American bats by the millions. Named for the white fungus that appears on the infected bat’s face and wings, the disease infects colonies of bats, making them wake up from their hibernation and causing them to leave their caves in search of insects to eat…in the dead of winter, when it’s freezing cold and there’s no insects to be found. Since 2007, when the disease was first documented, nearly 6 million bats have died from the disease, making this one of our nation’s most critical wildlife issues.

So what can you do about it? Start by learning the truth about America’s bats. They won’t drink your blood or get tangled in your hair. In fact, they are an important part of our ecosystem. This weekend, we have a family-friendly program by the Organization for Bat Conservation that will teach you and your kids the basics about bats. Plus, you’ll even get to see a few live bats in person!

explainers-nysci:

we-r-not-tour-guides:

Pumpkin! I choose you!
Pumpkin Chuckin’ at NYSCI, for the Dead or Alive weekend!

It’s that time of year again! Come to NYSCI for our Dead or Alive festivities! Weekends of October 26th & 27th as well as November 2nd & 3rd!
Come see our Catapult demo for some Pumpkin Chucking!!!

explainers-nysci:

we-r-not-tour-guides:

Pumpkin! I choose you!

Pumpkin Chuckin’ at NYSCI, for the Dead or Alive weekend!

It’s that time of year again! Come to NYSCI for our Dead or Alive festivities! Weekends of October 26th & 27th as well as November 2nd & 3rd!

Come see our Catapult demo for some Pumpkin Chucking!!!