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Life on Mars?

The evidence for life on Mars, now or in the past, continues to be elusive though evidence is tantalizing. Though we have evidence for water in the past on Mars (and water is necessary for life as we know it) no probes nor satellites nor…

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Innovation Institute

The New York Hall of Science: Creativity, Invention and Social Justice from Ford Foundation on Vimeo. The Ford Foundation has highlighted NYSCI’s work on their website with a special video about the Innovation Institute. This NYSCI program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation…

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Urban Advantage Professional Development for Teachers

Karen Saur, Professional Development Supervisor talks about NYSCI’s involvement in the Urban Advantage program. The goal of Urban Advantage is to support and improve teaching and learning in public school science education. Urban Advantage is a standards-based partnership program designed to improve students’ understanding of…

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Big Buddy Program Visits NYSCI

On Saturday, December 6, 18 homeless children will visit NYSCI as part of a collaboration with Queens College called the Big Buddy Program. The program pairs a Queens College student with a child who is homeless and currently living in a shelter. Each Saturday during…

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Science and Inspiration: NYSCI’s Annual Gala Dinner

On November 18, 2014, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) hosted their annual Gala dinner, known as “An Evening of Science and Inspiration”, at Manhattan’s Cipriani 42. As NYSCI celebrated its 50th anniversary, the event also honored: – Denise L. Ramos, CEO & President,…

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NYSCI 50th anniversary commemoration

Seth Dubin, Chairman Emeritus, New York Hall of Science, introduces NYSCI’s 50th anniversary at the 2014 NYSCI Gala by remembering it’s roots. NYSCI 50th anniversary commemoration from NYSCI on Vimeo.

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NYSCI Honors Two Leaders of STEM

Earlier this week, NYSCI’s 2014 Evening of Science and Inspiration honored two prominent business leaders who are committed to advancing STEM education and workforce development. Denise Ramos, the chief executive of ITT Corp, received the Distinguished Leadership Award for her leadership in establishing diversity throughout…

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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Denise Ramos

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website. Listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s Biz Person of the Year, NYSCI…

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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Jeanne Sullivan

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website. NYSCI is proud to honor Jeanne M. Sullivan with the Vision…

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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Shakuntala (Devi) Gopal

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website. At this year’s gala, NYSCI is pleased to honor and bestow…

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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Alan Friedman (1942 – 2014)

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website. Alan Friedman was in love with science, but what he loved…

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Urban Advantage Family Science Day breaks attendance records

If you were at NYSCI on October 26 and noticed it was unusually jam-packed with families enjoying the activities, the annual Urban Advantage Family Science Day kicked-off at NYSCI and welcomed families back to school and back to science! Urban Advantage provides these families access to eight science-rich cultural institutions…

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Maker Lab Series

NYSCI in partnership with National Grid has created a Maker Lab series for elementary and middle school students at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens in Richmond Hill, Queens. The Maker Lab series, led by NYSCI staff, will consist of five workshops where…

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Stained Glass feature on the Great Hall, 1965

Last weekend, a few hundred people had a look behind the curtain on the nearly-finished restoration of the Great Hall.  (The scaffolds are down!) There was much discussion about the dalle de verre panels and the care that has gone into their repair. In spring…

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Fall Make Academy Begins

Thirty 5th and 6th graders are gathering today at NYSCI to experiment, design, build and invent at Make Academy. The fall after-school program runs weekly until mid-December and also includes a session for 7th and 8th graders. Students will take items apart to see how…

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Take the LIRR to World Maker Faire

Long Island Rail Road will be providing train service to Mets-Willets Point Station during World Maker Faire weekend. Trains will run every 30 minutes from approximately 8 am until 8 pm. The first eastbound trains leaves Penn Station at 8:18 am and arrives at Mets-Willets…

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NYSCI Village at World Maker Faire

With World Maker Faire just days away, NYSCI staff are putting the final touches on their maker projects that will be exhibited at the Faire. Stop by the Faire’s NYSCI Village (located in Rocket Park) to engage in hands-on activities and to see the imaginative…

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World’s Fair Exhibits in the Hall of Science

More on the occasion of our 50th Birthday. Yesterday, we looked at Wallace Harrison’s iconic Great Hall. Today, let’s look downstairs at what is today known as our Central Pavilion. The galleries were put beneath the main structure due to the soil conditions at the…

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Wallace Harrison’s “Cathedral of Science”

“At a time when science vies with religion in explaining the mysteries of the universe, this is an oddly significant architectural twist.” So wrote Ada Louise Huxtable about Wallace Harrison’s Hall of Science. Harrison said he was simply looking for a new way to build…

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Turning Flagging Tape into Art

Beginning September 12, NYSCI will be home to artist Dick Esterle’s newest endeavor, Scattered Light, a colorful piece that plays with space, light, color and perception. Scattered Light consists of 528 26-foot lengths of fluorescent orange and pink flagging tape, which is commonly used in…

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