Get Your Dance On

This Saturday, dance the afternoon away on a science-inspired dance floor at Night Games. Using 3D surround sound and Playstation move technology, dancer’s movements are analyzed by software and used to modify the dance experience. The movements and instrument choices of the dancers create the music, and costumed creatures encourage revelry and participation in this collaborative performance. Throughout the dance, Night Games brings a conscious awareness to participants that their individual actions impact the collective ecosystem. So bring your enthusiasm, good vibes and your best moves to NYSCI this Saturday!

Cultural After School Adventures

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Last weekend, elementary students from P.S. 139 in Rego Park, Queens brought their families to visit us as part of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs CASA – Cultural After School Adventures program. Prior to the visit, NYSCI staff traveled to P.S. 139 to provide a series of three after-school science workshops, where they taught the students about convex and concave lenses, the properties of light, and how electricity is produced. Last weekend’s visit reinforced some of what the kids learned during the after-school workshops, while also exposing them to other science topics as they explored our exhibits. Thanks to the grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, now in its third year, we’ve been able to offer the CASA program to three Queens schools this year. Tomorrow, I.S. 72 will visit us to cap off their cultural after-school adventure!

Howdy Neighbor!

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More than 60 of our Corona neighbors visited us today as part of a special museum initiative called NYSCI Neighbors. Parents of students from P.S. 14, P.S. 16 and P.S. 307, along with school faculty, were treated to a special bilingual (English/Spanish) chemistry demonstration and 3-D movie showing. In addition, Jessica Castillo, an Explainer at NYSCI, led the group on a bilingual tour of various exhibitions, including the Science Playground, the Search for Life Beyond Earth, and Sports Challenge.

Families and faculty of participating NYSCI Neighbor schools are eligible for a NYSCI Neighbors membership that offers borrowing privileges for NYSCI’s library and access to multilingual tours. The program began in 2011 to connect residents of neighboring Queens communities with our science resources and programs.

Photo: NYSCI Explainer Jessica Castillo tours a NYSCI Neighbors group through the Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibition.

explainers-nysci:

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!

@torronyc #skateboards coming to NYSCI March 9: see #Queens talent rip it up LIVE for #radscience  (at New York Hall of Science)

@torronyc #skateboards coming to NYSCI March 9: see #Queens talent rip it up LIVE for #radscience (at New York Hall of Science)

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."

library-nysci:

Here’s the Uni Project at Corona Plaza this summer.  Our library is going to “curate” a cube at The Uni Project, a one-of-a-kind, portable reading room for New York City.
They set up all over the city, including our very own Corona. Their goal is to share books, showcase the act of learning and improve public space. 
We support that!  And in donating books to them, we also promote NYSCI.  To find out more, go here UNI PROJECT

They’ll be back Saturday Nov 10 in Corona!

library-nysci:

Here’s the Uni Project at Corona Plaza this summer.  Our library is going to “curate” a cube at The Uni Project, a one-of-a-kind, portable reading room for New York City.

They set up all over the city, including our very own Corona. Their goal is to share books, showcase the act of learning and improve public space. 

We support that!  And in donating books to them, we also promote NYSCI.  To find out more, go here UNI PROJECT

They’ll be back Saturday Nov 10 in Corona!

Maker Faire 2012., a set on Flickr.Photo’s by Andrew Kelly
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Maker Faire 2012., a set on Flickr.

Photo’s by Andrew Kelly

PRESS RELEASE: World Maker Faire Returns

QUEENS, NY—(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - World Maker Faire returns to New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, September 30 from 10am to 6pm to showcase the world’s most extraordinary gathering of DIY talents in science, technology, crafting, fashion, food, sustainability, and more. 

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World Maker Faire at New York Hall of Science. September 29-30, 2012. Tickets and Info at makerfaire.com