NEW PALTZ- FREE Astronomy Nights @ SUNY New Paltz

NEW PALTZ- FREE Astronomy Nights @ SUNY New Paltz

Astronomy Nights are held on the first and third Thursday of each month that the university is in session.

FALL 2018:

September 6, 20; October 2, 18 & November 1, 2018

Planetarium show times:  7:30 pm (8:30 pm)

Observatory open (if sky is clear):  8:30 – 10:30 pm

November 15, 29 & December 6th: 

Planetarium show times:  6:30 pm (7:30 pm)

Observatory open (if sky is clear):  7:30 – 9:30 pm

Appropriate for ages 7 & up. 

The free program begins with an indoor planetarium show at the John R. Kirk Planetarium (tickets are REQUIRED for the planetarium show). A second show will be offered if the first show reaches capacity.  After the planetarium show Smolen Observatory will be open for telescope viewing only if the sky is clear (no tickets are required at the Observatory). Call the Observatory at 845-257-1110 to hear a message indicating if the public viewing has been canceled due to cloudy weather. Visitors can participate in either the planetarium show, observatory telescope viewing, or both.

Astronomy Night telescope viewing begins shortly after sunset and therefore the start time changes according to the seasons.

Free tickets for all Astronomy Night Planetarium shows are available 2 days before each show and must be reserved online. There is a limit of 5 tickets per group. Printed tickets must be presented at the door for admission. We will no longer be issuing tickets at the door. Tickets are void if presented after the start time listed on the ticket – latecomers will NOT be seated.

Planetarium Shows

  • Planetarium shows are appropriate for ages 7 and up.
  • Printed tickets are required for public planetarium shows.
  • Planetarium shows take place in a dark indoor domed theater.
  • Please arrive before the start time. Latecomers will not be admitted.
  • For large groups (five or more) we recommend that you schedule a private show at the Planetarium.
  • The Planetarium is located in Coykendall Science building.

Observatory Viewing

  • A typical viewing night at Smolen Observatory will include a planet or two, star clusters, binary stars, and nebulae.
  • Observatory visitors will spend most of their time outdoors. Be sure to dress appropriately; it always feels colder when you are standing still for long periods of time.
  • Visitors of any age are welcome at the Observatory, but we ask that younger children be under adult supervision at all times.
  • The Observatory is wheelchair accessible.
  • You may come and go to the Observatory as you please during the viewing time.
  • Tickets are not required for the observatory viewing.
  • Once the viewing has begun the outdoor lighting surrounding the Observatory will be turned off. Be prepared to walk to and from your vehicle in the dark.
  • There are no restroom facilities at the Observatory.
  • Scout troops, school groups, etc. are welcome to attend the public viewing nights. We do appreciate you letting us know in advance so that there are not too many groups present in one night.
  • The Observatory is located in the Alumni Soccer Fields on the south side of the campus.

SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
845-257-SUNY (7869)

John R. Kirk Planetarium at SUNY New Paltz

 

PLEASANTVILLE- FREE Family Saturdays at the Lab @ Jacob Burns Film Center

PLEASANTVILLE- FREE Family Saturdays at the Lab @ Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC)

SATURDAYS: November 3rd & December 1st 2018

10 am – 12 pm

For ages 3 – 13

FREE & Open to the public !

Drop by the JBFC Media Arts Lab between on the first Saturday of select months (November, Dec., March & April) for our Family Saturdays @ the Lab program!

Each month’s event features three FREE, hands-on media activities for students. With the help of our faculty and staff, media-makers of all ages can explore, discover, and create amazing projects. We offer a wide variety of activities, from animation and sound editing to live green-screening and group storytelling projects!

Fall 2018 Family Saturdays @ the Lab Schedule

  • Nov. 3 – Light and Exposure
  • Dec. 1 – Sound

Please note: This event is FREE and open to the public. No registration is necessary – just sign in when you arrive, and remember to bring your JBFC Kids stamp card! As an added membership benefit, all card-carrying JBFC Members at the Film Family level and above are invited to join us at 9:30 am for early entry.

914-773-7663

364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, NY 10570

JBFC Kids, Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY

CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON- Predator Appreciation @ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at the Wildlife Education Center

CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON- Predator Appreciation @ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at the Wildlife Education Center

SATURDAY, December 1, 2018

10 am

This program is recommended for adults and families with children ages 5 & up.

Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children; Not-yet-Members: $10/Adults, $7/Children.

What do a coyote, a ladybug and Venus fly trap have in common? They alleat “meat”! Come discover the many shapes and sizes of predators during this interactive family program. We will create a human food web, discover incredible predator adaptations and behaviors, and come face-to-face with some living predators. This program includes outdoor activities, so come dressed for success!

Predator Appreciation at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded in 1959, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a premier nature center with a focus on Environmental Education with a mission to develop responsible caretakers of the environment. Over the years it has developed quality educational programs for students and the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands and promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural world.  The Museum is home to Grasshopper Grove, the Hudson Valley’s first Nature Play area. The Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center and Grasshopper Grove are located in Cornwall, New York and the Wildlife Education Center in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.

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25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Find directions here

For more information visit hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall, NY

NEW PALTZ- FREE Astronomy Nights @ SUNY New Paltz

NEW PALTZ- FREE Astronomy Nights @ SUNY New Paltz

Astronomy Nights are held on the first and third Thursday of each month that the university is in session.

FALL 2018:

September 6, 20; October 2, 18 & November 1, 2018

Planetarium show times:  7:30 pm (8:30 pm)

Observatory open (if sky is clear):  8:30 – 10:30 pm

November 15, 29 & December 6th: 

Planetarium show times:  6:30 pm (7:30 pm)

Observatory open (if sky is clear):  7:30 – 9:30 pm

Appropriate for ages 7 & up. 

The free program begins with an indoor planetarium show at the John R. Kirk Planetarium (tickets are REQUIRED for the planetarium show). A second show will be offered if the first show reaches capacity.  After the planetarium show Smolen Observatory will be open for telescope viewing only if the sky is clear (no tickets are required at the Observatory). Call the Observatory at 845-257-1110 to hear a message indicating if the public viewing has been canceled due to cloudy weather. Visitors can participate in either the planetarium show, observatory telescope viewing, or both.

Astronomy Night telescope viewing begins shortly after sunset and therefore the start time changes according to the seasons.

Free tickets for all Astronomy Night Planetarium shows are available 2 days before each show and must be reserved online. There is a limit of 5 tickets per group. Printed tickets must be presented at the door for admission. We will no longer be issuing tickets at the door. Tickets are void if presented after the start time listed on the ticket – latecomers will NOT be seated.

Planetarium Shows

  • Planetarium shows are appropriate for ages 7 and up.
  • Printed tickets are required for public planetarium shows.
  • Planetarium shows take place in a dark indoor domed theater.
  • Please arrive before the start time. Latecomers will not be admitted.
  • For large groups (five or more) we recommend that you schedule a private show at the Planetarium.
  • The Planetarium is located in Coykendall Science building.

Observatory Viewing

  • A typical viewing night at Smolen Observatory will include a planet or two, star clusters, binary stars, and nebulae.
  • Observatory visitors will spend most of their time outdoors. Be sure to dress appropriately; it always feels colder when you are standing still for long periods of time.
  • Visitors of any age are welcome at the Observatory, but we ask that younger children be under adult supervision at all times.
  • The Observatory is wheelchair accessible.
  • You may come and go to the Observatory as you please during the viewing time.
  • Tickets are not required for the observatory viewing.
  • Once the viewing has begun the outdoor lighting surrounding the Observatory will be turned off. Be prepared to walk to and from your vehicle in the dark.
  • There are no restroom facilities at the Observatory.
  • Scout troops, school groups, etc. are welcome to attend the public viewing nights. We do appreciate you letting us know in advance so that there are not too many groups present in one night.
  • The Observatory is located in the Alumni Soccer Fields on the south side of the campus.

SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
845-257-SUNY (7869)

John R. Kirk Planetarium at SUNY New Paltz

 

CORNWALL- Wild Turkey Trek @ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at the Outdoor Discovery Center

CORNWALL- Wild Turkey Trek @ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at the Outdoor Discovery Center

SUNDAY, November 25, 2018

10 am

This program is recommended for adults and families with children ages 5 & up.

Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children; Not-yet-Members: $10/Adults, $7/Children.

Hike the McKeon Loop trail and learn all about this fascinating bird that is so prevalent this time of year. Find out about the turkey’s natural history and amazing adaptations.

 

Founded in 1959, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a premier nature center with a focus on Environmental Education with a mission to develop responsible caretakers of the environment. Over the years it has developed quality educational programs for students and the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands and promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural world.  The Museum is home to Grasshopper Grove, the Hudson Valley’s first Nature Play area. The Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center and Grasshopper Grove are located in Cornwall, New York and the Wildlife Education Center in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.

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120 Muser Drive, Cornwall, NY 12518

Across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, NY

For more information visit hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall, NY