#MakerFaire is just one week away. Be amazed at what happens to #ShavingCream in #space, by NYSCI’s #Explainers.

See what else NYSCI is bringing to @makerfaire by visiting nysci.org (at New York Hall of Science)

#MakerFaire is just one week away. Be amazed at what happens to #ShavingCream in #space, by NYSCI’s #Explainers.

See what else NYSCI is bringing to @makerfaire by visiting nysci.org (at New York Hall of Science)

The main entrance is now open with our brand new exhibit. This weekend be the first to see Scattered Light, by Dick Esterle. More info here.

Heads up! New exhibit Scattered Light being installed. For more info visit nysci.org #art #science #light #color #space

Photo by: Andrew Kelly @andrewkellyphoto  (at New York Hall of Science)

Heads up! New exhibit Scattered Light being installed. For more info visit nysci.org #art #science #light #color #space

Photo by: Andrew Kelly @andrewkellyphoto (at New York Hall of Science)

Serious stomp #rocket action for the 50th anniversary of the 1964 – 65 World’s Fair. #queens #space (at New York Hall of Science)

Serious stomp #rocket action for the 50th anniversary of the 1964 – 65 World’s Fair. #queens #space (at New York Hall of Science)

Astronomers are on the verge of finding the source of high-energy #CosmicRays. In the mean time, use our cosmic ray detector to see what you’ve been missing. #science #space #queens (at New York Hall of Science)

Astronomers are on the verge of finding the source of high-energy #CosmicRays. In the mean time, use our cosmic ray detector to see what you’ve been missing. #science #space #queens (at New York Hall of Science)

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” comes at a critical moment for a society that is increasingly fragmented.

Now, the magnetic fields have once again started moving in opposite directions to begin the completion of the 22 year long process which will culminate in the poles switching once again.

"A reversal of the sun’s magnetic field is, literally, a big event," said Nasa’s Dr. Tony Phillips.

Via: Independent

Pic: #astronaut @TomJones_astro and NYSCIs Truck M discussing our 60s #rockets. #space @ExploreSpaceKSC

Pic: #astronaut @TomJones_astro and NYSCIs Truck M discussing our 60s #rockets. #space @ExploreSpaceKSC

Roving for Science

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Last Tuesday, Mars rover Curiosity completed its first autonomous mission, a major milestone for the rover, which has been on Mars for over a year. Back here on Earth, we had our own rover-related milestone: a new rover for the Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibition.

Rover Camille is a robotic replica of a Mars rover that helps our visitors learn about the Red Planet. Named after Camille Beatty, one of the rover’s creators, the robot is made from 750 parts, many of which were built from scratch. But perhaps the most extraordinary part of this story is the creators themselves; two young girls from North Carolina built the rover with their father in their garage.

Camille, age 13, and sister Genevieve, age 11, worked together on soldering, machining, designing and assembling the rover. Just last month, the rover was unveiled to an appreciative crowd at NYSCI.

The two girls are currently working on a second rover for NYSCI, to be named Genevieve. As for rover Camille – will she be given a chance to roam free like Curiosity? Not likely. But word on the street is she’s been eyeing the two rockets located just outside her exhibit.