2010/2011 A Q u A r t e r ly december JAnuAry P u b l i c At i o n o f News & februAry Science And tech fun for everyone Programs ter Blues ? Got the win r the reds, Discoveand yellows too ! purples Water Crystals Polarized films create intricate color patterns in the ice depending on how clean and cold the water is. The needles and solid prisms, shown in this photo, are just two examples of fourteen different types of water crystals. also inside New Star Show p.9 Final Weeks “THE EXPERIENCE” is in white for this option. Cumming Nature p.10 Center activities Bring your friends or Holiday Tradition p.11 out of town guests! Celebrations Holiday Science & p.11 Check out group discount Tech Days School Break Camps p. 8 rates at www.rmsc.org letter from the PreSident Dear Friends Thank you all for the generous support you’ve given the RMSC over the year. A few highlights of all that we have accomplished together are shared below. We began 2010 by holding Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition for an additional week in January to extend the experi- ence to as many visitors as possible. In total, the exhibition drew more than 68,000 guests and generated over $700,000 in tourism revenue for Rochester and Monroe County. This fall’s blockbuster CSI: The Experience is now drawing crowds exploring the excitement of hands-on forensic science. We are thrilled to bring spectacular experiences like this to Rochester, thanks to support from our members and donors, corporate sponsors, and state and local government. Rochester Museum & Last spring we partnered with the Water Education Collaborative to transform Earth Day into a month-long celebra- Science Center receives tion of our region’s water resources. New exhibits, programs, and hands-on workshops inspired residents to commit public support from to protecting our water quality. Programs extended across the RMSC, including the museum, Cumming Nature Monroe County; the New Center, and the Strasenburgh Planetarium, where the new giant-screen film “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” became York State Council on the an audience favorite. Arts, a State Agency; and The RMSC earned reaccreditation this year by the American Association of Museums, a national organization that the Natural Heritage Trust, develops standards and best practices for museums. First accredited in 1973, the RMSC has now successfully a program of the NYS completed the process of self-study and peer evaluation four times. We are honored to once again receive national Office of Parks, Recreation, recognition as an institution responsive to community needs and worthy of public support. and Historic Preservation. With deep commitment to our neighborhood and the greater Rochester community, we have been working closely with the ARTWalk Extension Project team and community members to develop plans to redesign the central plaza and sidewalk area along East Avenue. This is a fabulous opportunity to revitalize the RMSC’s external face to reflect the lively, family-friendly transformation that has taken place inside. Stay tuned for updates! These are just a few highlights from our fantastic 2010, made possible by dynamic community partnerships and vital support from Monroe County, RMSC members, donors, and corporate partners. Special thanks are due to our fabulous volunteers, whose energy and creativity complement the hard work of our staff and enhance the RMSC experience for everyone. Last year 634 volunteers plus 31 student interns contributed more than 27,000 hours of service to the RMSC. Check our community highlight on page 18 for a sample of what this service means. I thank you all, and I invite you to come celebrate with us during the upcoming holiday season. We made a festive start with the Women’s Council’s 40th Annual Holiday Bazaar in November, a wonderful event that produces vital funding for the RMSC each year, thanks to weeks of work by dedicated volunteers. In the weeks ahead you’ll find many more opportunities to come share the holidays at the RMSC. Experience Holiday Laser 2010 at Strasenburgh Planetarium. Discover new traditions at the multicultural Holiday Celebrations. Find unique items for your shopping list at our gift shop, and celebrate hands-on science at Holiday Science and Technology Days. Bring your family and guests from out of town to CSI: the Experience. The final day for this engaging exhibition is January 2! And get ready for winter fun at Cumming Nature Center, where the cross-country ski season begins on December 29. My deep gratitude for your support of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, and best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. ASSOCIATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTERS contents Information RMSC News & Programs staff President: Kate Bennett Please Note: Hours and show times are subject to change. Please check www.rmsc.org or the 24-hour information line (585)271-1880. VP, Business Development & Strategic Marketing: Also Note: If you require special arrangments (translators, handicap accessibility, etc.), please contact Philip Lentini us at (585)697-1942. Director, Marketing & cSi: the experience the rmSc café Community Affairs: Debra Jacobson Thru January 2, 2011 Serves light snacks and beverages until 4pm each See p.3 for hours and admission. day. The full lunch menu is available from 11am–2pm Editor: Jan Wyland Monday–Friday; 11am–3pm on Saturday; and 12pm– NOTE: All other museum exhibits are available at 3pm on Sunday. Creative Development: regular admission prices. Michael Rae the rmSc Shop regular museum hours and Admission Monday–Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am–5pm Open during museum hours. Call (585)271-4320. RMSC News RMSC members save 10% on all purchases. & Programs Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11am–5pm Look for cool CSI-themed items is published Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10 quarterly by: in the RMSC Gift Shop Seniors/College Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9 Rochester Museum & Ages 3–18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8 table of contents Science Center Children under 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FRee 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY feature exhibition—cSi: the RMSC Members . . . . . . .Best Value!!! FRee experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 14607-2177 To become an RMSC member, call (585)697- 1942. other exhibits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Directions to RMSC Planetarium show times and admission— collections Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 • Take the I-490 Expressway. See p. 6 Strasenburgh Planetarium . . . . . . . . . . .6 Great Value!—Museum & Science Center • Exit at Culver Road. and Strasenburgh Planetarium show or film cumming nature center . . . . . . . . . . . .10 combined admission • Go north on Culver Road. $15 Adults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . saVe $5 youth classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 • Turn left on East Avenue. $11 Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . saVe $5 Adult classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 • Proceed approximately one Special events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 mile to 657 East Avenue. holiday hours community connections . . . . . . . . . . .16 Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24 . . . . .11am–3pm • Turn left onto the campus Christmas Day: Special thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 for FREE parking. Saturday, December 25 . . . . . . . . . . . RMSC CLOSED rmSc member benefits . . . . . . . . . . . .20 RMSC is universally accessible. New Year’s Eve: Friday, December 31 . . . . 9am–5pm membership Application and class New Year’s Day: Saturday, January 1 . . . . .11am–5pm registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am–5pm February Recess: February 21–25 . . . . . . . 9am–5pm Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! For directions to Cumming Nature Center visit www.rmsc.org museum & science center ngoing special exhibits exhibits American Rock Salt Company Object Theater in Expedition Earth Funded by American Rock Salt Company, LLC Expedition Earth Discover the story of our region’s rich natural re- AdventureZone sources of water, wind, rocks and minerals in this new multi-media theater experience. Find out why How Things Work Rochester enjoys an abundance of fresh water and K’NEX wind energy, where the vast deposits mined by American Rock Salt originated, and how these gifts Rochester Business Hall of nature have shaped our history. This automated of Fame spectacle of sound, light, images, and RMSC Col- Raceways lections objects creates an experience with unique and lasting impact. The 1936 Cunningham- Ford Town Car Plus Light Here Discover Our Weather Flight to Freedom: much more! Light Now ADVENT u REZONE G ALLERy Rochester’s underground MEZZ ANi NE G ALLERy OF EL Ai NE WiL SON H ALL Railroad Bend brilliant green and red Experiment with the forces SECOND FLOOR , lasers through an eerie mist behind our changeable BAuSCH H ALL using mirrors, lenses, and weather. Become a TV weather Explore the dramatic stories prisms. Dance and move to mix personality, create your own of Rochester’s role in the a rainbow of “Colored Shadows.” forecast on video, then email it Underground Railroad in this Experience the technology of to yourself at home! interactive exhibit. satellite communication and Presented by Time Warner Cable Presented with funding from and YNN Rochester the City of Rochester and the sensors. Explore hands-on Underground Railroad Heritage exhibits about light, color, Trail, a program of the New York and optics. State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Presented by Bausch & Lomb 2 RMSC News & Programs • Winter 2010/11 museum & science center Purchase tickets online at www.rmsc.org feature exhibit extended hours: the museum will be open for extended hours on Wednesday and thursday evenings while cSi: the experience is on exhibit . museum hours october 2 thru January 2: Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11am–5pm Monday & Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am–5pm Wednesday & Thursday. . . . . . . . . 9am–9pm Friday & Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am–5pm “THE EXPERIENCE” is in white for this option. be a crime Scene Admission fees investigator! experience the (includes museum admission) fascinating world of forensic Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18 Seniors/College Students . . . . . . . . . . . . $16 science in this spectacular Ages 3–18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 hands-on exhibition related RMSC Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 to the hit tv series . RMSC Corporate Members. . . . . . . . . . . . $7 RMSC Community Partner Pass Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7 Group rates with reservation: LoCaL PReSenTing SPonSoR: School Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 eSL Federal Credit Union Other Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11 LoCaL addiTionaL SUPPoRT: dunkin' donuts Admission to cSi: the Harris Beach PLLC experience PlUs a ends MVP Health Care Strasenburgh Planetarium film 11 Monroe County executive January 2, 20 or Star Show: Maggie Brooks Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23 Monroe County Sheriff's It would be ait Foundation Seniors/College Students . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 The Pike Company Ages 3–18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18 RMSC Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 Postler & Jaeckle Corp. City of Rochester crime toGmissy A LL ER R i ED M A N WRoC TV 8 important exhibit information LoCaL Media SPonSoR: • No individual discounts, passes, or coupons will be accepted for CSI: The Time Warner Cable Experience. • Please allow 60–90 minutes to view the exhibit. • Each ticket will have a timed entrance. • Tickets may not be returned or changed—no rain checks available. • The additional charge for admission to CSI: The Experience cannot be applied to the purchase of RMSC membership. All ticket sales for CSI: The Experience end one hour prior to closing. For more info: (585)697-1942 or www.rmsc.org 3 strasenburgh planetarium * Giant-screen films on Wednesdays and Saturdays include open captioning on the screen, with support from the Theater Development Fund TAP Plus program, WInTeR SHOW SCHeDuLe in cooperation with the New York State Council on the Arts. Schedule subject to change. Confirm at www.rmsc.org before your visit. The Planetarium is closed Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25. TuESDAyS, TuESDAy NEW WEDNESDAyS FRiDAyS SATuRDAyS SuNDAyS december 1, 2010 AND MONDAy FRiDAy MONDAy 12/28 yEAR’S DAy, THROuGH THROuGH THROuGH THROuGH – January 2, 2011 THuRSDAyS 12/17 12/18 1/2 12/20 12/24 12/27 FRiDAy SATuRDAy THROuGH 1/1 12/31 12/23 My Planets (star show for 10am ages 3–5) Holiday Laser 2010 10am, 10am, 10am, 3:30pm 3pm 12noon, 12noon, 12noon, 1pm, 3pm 3pm 3:30pm 3:30pm Night of the Eclipse (star 1pm 4pm show for ages 6–adult) Black Holes (star show for 1pm ages 6–adult) Mysteries of the Great 1pm, 1pm, 2:30pm, 2:30pm, 2pm, 4pm, 8pm Lakes (giant-screen film for 2pm 1pm, 2pm 2pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm 4:30pm all ages) 4pm 4:30pm Dolphins (giant-screen film 4pm 11:30am 4pm 11am 11am 11am for all ages) Saturday Night Laser 9:30pm 9:30pm, 10:30pm There will be no public Planetarium shows January 3–6, 2011 TuESDAyS, MARTiN FEBRuARy RECESS, WEDNESDAyS, FRiDAyS SATuRDAyS SuNDAyS LuTHER January 7 – February 27, 2011 THuRSDAyS 1/7–2/18 1/8–2/26 1/9–2/27 KiNG DAy, MONDAy 2/21 THROuGH FRiDAy 2/25 1/11– 2/17 MONDAy 1/17 My Planets (star show for ages 3–5) 10am 10am 10am Saturday Sun, Moon and Stars (star show for 11am ages 5–7) Wonders of Orion (star show for ages 6–adult) 1pm 1pm 1pm Mysteries of the Great Lakes (giant-screen film) 2pm 2:30pm, 4:30pm 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm 2:30pm, 4:30pm 8pm 4pm Dolphins (giant-screen film) 4pm 3:30pm 3pm 11am, 3:30pm 11am, 12noon, 3:30pm Saturday Night Laser 9:30pm, 10:30pm 4 RMSC News & Programs • Winter 2010/11 strasenburgh planetarium Come and explore new worlds this winter ! FRee TeLeSCOPe VIeWInG Weather permitting, climb 60 steps at the back of the planetarium to view the heavens through a 12.5-inch-diameter reflecting telescope operated by knowledgeable volunteers from the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Science. Weather often closes the telescope in winter. Be- fore coming, please phone the planetarium box office after 7:30pm to confirm the telescope is open: (585)697-1945. Saturday nights, weather permitting, from dark till about 10pm. CHALLenGeR CenTeR Embark on a virtual voyage to Mars—a high-tech, hands-on simulation. Located in the Strasenburgh Planetarium and coordinated by “Mission Commanders” from Monroe BOCES #1, this unique two- hour experience is educational and fun. Children must be at least 7 years old. Children ages 7 to 10 must be teamed one-to-one with an adult. Reservations required: call (585)697-1942. MiSSiON SCH EDu LE : Tuesday, december 28: 10:30am–12:30pm Monday, January 17 (Martin Luther King Jr. day): 10:30am–12:30pm Wednesday, February 23: 10:30am–12:30pm MiSSiON FEES: RMSC members: adults $14, children $11 non-members: adults $16, children $13 For more info: (585)697-1942 or www.rmsc.org 5 strasenburgh planetarium GIAnT-SCReen FILMS SHOW TiCKET PRiCES MySTERiES OF THE GREAT LAKES G iAnt- sCreen Fi l ms & giant-screen Film STAR SHOWS: Produced by Science North (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada), this film takes you on adults $10, seniors and college an expedition across Earth’s greatest freshwater ecosystem. The camera goes students with ID $9, ages 3–18 underwater to discover shipwrecks and lake sturgeon, over land to spot rare $8. RMSC members FREE. woodland caribou, and into the air to follow bald eagles and gaze over Niagara Falls. Discover how humanity has brought the lakes to the brink of extinction... and back. SPECiAL PRiCiNG: Length: 40 min. All ages. My PL ANE T S: $7; RMSC members FREE. DOLPHiNS SAT u RDAy NiG HT L A SER : giant-screen Film $10 per show. RMSC members Actually powerful predators of the sea, dolphins nonetheless appeal to us with and students with ID $9. their intelligence and curiosity. Using exotic locations, current scientific research and encounters between people and dolphins, this beautiful film presents a rare HOLi DAy L A SER 201 0 : and close-up view into the world of our favorite ocean animal. Follow dolphin $10 adults, $9 seniors and col- researcher Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski as she studies dolphin-to-dolphin communi- lege students with ID, $8 ages cation. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, music by Sting. 3–18. RMSC members $4 off Length: 40 min. All ages. each admission. LASeR SHOWS HOLiDAy LASER 2010 (Closes jAnuAry 2) This year’s show is 100 per cent music, bringing your favorite holiday songs back-to-back without a break, choreographed with dancing laser light against the starry background of the planetarium sky. The playlist includes Vivaldi’s “Winter,” fa- vorites by Mannheim Steamroller and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and other festive selections in pop and classical styles. It’s a Rochester tradition for family, friends, and out-of-town visitors! Length: 50 min. All ages. SATuRDAy NiGHT LASER Classic songs, choreographed with brilliant laser beams dancing among the stars on the inner surface of the huge planetarium dome! Length: 50 min. Children under 5 not admitted. december: ‘70s Laser at 9:30pm. January: The Beatles in Laser Light at 9:30pm. Pink Floyd Laser at 10:30pm. February: Led Zeppelin Laser at 9:30pm. Dave Matthews Laser at 10:30pm. 6 RMSC News & Programs • Winter 2010/11 strasenburgh planetarium STAR SHOWS Sponsored by CooperVision All star shows include a point-out of currently visible stars, constellations and planets using the planetarium’s mighty star projector. BLACK HOLES NiGHT OF THE ECLiPSE WONDERS OF ORiON (Closes deCember 31) (limited showinGs) (oPens jAnuAry 8) Once an oddity of theoretical physics and a There will be a total eclipse of the moon during Once again, the easy-to-find constellation toy of science fiction, black holes are now the wee hours of the morning on December Orion and his entourage blaze in the icy recognized as key features of our universe, 21. To get ready, see our custom-produced winter nights. Supplemented with gorgeous occupying the centers of most galaxies. Why show! Discover how the moon moves, why Hubble Telescope pictures, take a tour of do astronomers think black holes are real? eclipses happen, and how to watch. Preview must-see destinations in Orion, Taurus, How do we find them? What is known—and the colorful winter stars that will surround the Canis Major and other nearby constellations: unknown—about what happens inside a eclipsed moon. the sparkly Seven Sisters, angry Aldebaran, black hole’s dreaded event horizon? Could a Length: 60 min. Ages 6 to adult. the creepy Crab Pulsar, red giant Betelgeuse, black hole hurt us? Could wormholes really and finally Sirius, “the scorching one.” Scouts offer shortcuts to faraway regions of space will see plenty of identifiable stars and con- and time? Explore these and other questions stellations. about this favorite topic. Length: 60 min. Ages 6 to adult. Length: 60 min. Ages 6 to adult. My PLANETS SATuRDAy SuN, MOON AND STARS (oPens jAnuAry 8) Especially for young children, this friendly half-hour introduction to the planetarium fea- As this relaxed, enjoyable family show be- tures worlds in our solar system as they ap- gins, the Star Theater dome becomes our pear in the sky and through a telescope. own astronomy workshop, where we see Length: 35 min. Children ages 3 to 5 and the sketches of prominent constellations. Then, adults with them. with the help of the mighty star projector, we “step outside,” find the constellations and point to them. Next, we take a quick trip to the moon to see what Earth looks like from a quarter million miles away, returning just in time for sunrise. Are you A teAcher? Length: 45 min. Children ages 5 to 7 and the Inspiring, grade-appropriate, stan- adults with them. dards-connected programs are avail- able for your class visit at the plan- etarium and throughout RMSC. Call (585)697-1942. For more info: (585)697-1942 or www.rmsc.org 7 cumming nature center Find your fun in Cumming Nature is closed for seasonal maintenance through December 28. We will re-open on the snow this winter Wednesday, December 29. Hours: Trails open five days a week Wednesday–Friday 9am–3:30pm Saturday & Sunday 9am–4:30pm Holiday Hours: Closed News Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011 Admission: FREE for RMSC members $3 requested donation for non-members ($10 maximum per family) information: www.rmsc.org OR call (585)374-6160 Visitors Center: restrooms, drinks and snacks, and a wildlife viewing area NOTE: Group visits are welcome (by reser- vation only) on weekdays as well as week- ends. Call (585)374-6160. Address: 6472 Gulick Rd. Naples, NY 14512 65 West Bloomfield 5 & 20 Canandaigua Lima 20A CR 37 15A 20A Honeoye 20A 21 MARK YO CALenD uR 64 Maple ARS! CR 37 Sugarin g CNC March 1 Weekends: 9 & 20 March 2 21 6 & 27 GULICK RD. Naples 21 21 390 371 8 RMSC News & Programs • Winter 2010/11 cumming nature center Cross-Country skiinG And senior snowshoe sojourns NORDiC HOT DOG DAyS SNOWSHOEiNG Wednesday, January 12: 11am–12pm 11:30am – 3pm on Two Weekends: Through March 6, 2011 Wednesday, February 9: 11am–12pm Saturday & Sunday, January 15 & 16 Trails will open for cross-country skiing and Enjoy a beautiful snow-covered trail with the Saturday & Sunday, February 19 & 20 snowshoeing beginning Wednesday, Decem- nature center’s own senior, naturalist Shariee Hot dogs, chili, mulled cider, cookies & brown- ber 29 (weather permitting). Edersheim. “Mrs. E” will take you on an infor- ies and more! Proceeds go to the Genesee • 15 miles of groomed ski trails mative, hour-long snowshoe adventure. Bring Valley Nordic Ski Patrol, whose volunteers a lunch if you like, and stay for a nature film in monitor the nature center ski trails on week- • 2-mile loop for snowshoeing the visitor center’s Riedman Theater. ends and help provide a safe and pleasant Equipment rentals available: ski package Admission: RMSC members free. Non- experience for visitors. (skis, poles and shoes) $15/day; snowshoes members $3. $5/day. Snowshoe rental: $5 LuNA SKi Volunteers from the Genesee Valley Nordic Saturday, January 15: 5:30–8pm SATuRDAy GuiDED HiKES Ski Patrol will monitor the ski trails on week- Saturday, February 19: 5:30–8pm Saturday, January 22: 10am–1pm ends throughout the season. Members of the Genesee Valley Nordic Ski Guide: Cumming Nature Center Director NOTE: Hiking trails available if there’s not Dave Gotham Patrol will lead cross-country skiers on an enough snow to ski! Saturday, February 12: 10am–1pm evening trek under the full moon on nature guide: Cumming nature Center Staff center trails. Return to the visitors’ center for Take a three-mile rugged hike in a rarely vis- a light, tasty buffet. ited, pristine area of the nature center. Hikers Program fee: $15 per person. Ski rental avail- will go from an elevation of 1700 ft. to 2200 able: $15 per package. Because the group size will be limited, res- ft. — a rigorous trek! Your workout ends at ervations with prepayment are required. Call the visitors center with a cozy fire, light buffet, (585)374-6160. and restroom. If the weather dictates, this will No refunds will be given unless the program be a snowshoe hike. Bring your own, or rent is canceled. them at the nature center. Program fee: $10 per person. Group size is limited. Reservations with prepayment are required. No refunds will be given. Snowshoe rental: $5 For more info: (585)697-1942 or www.rmsc.org 9 special events SCiENCE SATuRDAyS Sponsored by Time Warner Cable BE AN iNVENTOR! HOLIDAY eVenTS Enter the Finger Lakes Regional experiment and discover the hands-on Unless otherwise noted, activities are free with fun of science with local scientists and invention Convention museum admission. engineers! Join thousands of young inventors between Presenters include: the ages of 5 and 14 and be a part of the RMSC PLAyERS • Monroe County Public New York State Invention Convention! Come Please call (585)697-1942 to confirm show Safety Laboratory up with a cool new invention and submit it times. to be a part of the Convention. 100 young Fun holiday shows presented in that very en- • Seneca Park Zoo Society peoplewith the best ideas get to build models tertaining RMSC Player fashion! • Western NY Free Flight Society for display at the RMSC on Saturday, May 21, 2011 for the Regional Convention. For Eddie the Elk and the Twelve Days of • American Society of Civil Engineers Christmas application information and deadlines, visit • American Vacuum Society the Finger Lakes Regional website at http:// Select Weekends at 2pm and 3pm. Visit icideasny.com/. www.rmsc.org for specific dates. Check RMSC.org for details. Enjoy this holiday favorite! SCiENCE ON THE EDGE LECTuRE SCiENCE CAFE SERiES The Night Before Christmas evenings at 7:30pm in eisenhart noVA making stuff Sunday, december 19: 2pm & 3pm in the Saturday, February 5: museum’s Bausch auditorium auditorium. For more information, call (585)697-1942 to receive a brochure, or 7pm to 9pm in eisenhart Not the typical “silent night” in this fun ap- visit www.rmsc.org auditorium proach to a traditional tale. White Nose Syndrome: The Darkest RMSC and WXXI invite you to explore a thrill- of Days for New york Bats ing tour of the material world we live in, and the one that may lie ahead. Enjoy a behind- Wednesday, december 15 Presenter: Alan Hicks, NYS Department of the-scenes look at scientific innovations that Environmental Conservation are ushering in a new generation of materials that are stronger, smaller, smarter, and clean- When Will We Discover ET? er than anything we’ve ever seen. View clips Monday, January 31 from the NOVA series airing in January and Presenter: Seth Shostak, SETI Institute February 2011 on WXXI. Join a community FeBRuARY Birds, People, and Science: Engag- discussion with University of Rochester scien- ing the Public, understanding the tists Lewis Rothberg and Todd Krauss. Seats Natural World are limited, so register for this FREE event at BReAK Wednesday, February 9 http://wxxi.org/makingstuff. Presenter: David Bonter, Cornell Lab of Ornithology LiVE SCiENCE! 2011 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Sponsored by Dominion Why Size Matters Exciting demos with the RMSC Players. Ex- Wednesday, March 30 plosive energy! Hair–raising electricity! Presenter: Todd Krauss, University of Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm & 3pm Rochester Show times are subject to change. Call (585)697-1942 to confirm. Stories We Tell, Places We’ve Been To request an interpreter for the deaf and Wednesday, april 20 hard-of-hearing, please call at least two Presenter: Jason Younker, Rochester Institute weeks in advance: (585)697-1942. of Technology 10 RMSC News & Programs • Winter 2010/11 special events HOLiDAy CELEBRATiONS HOLiDAy SCiENCE & mArtin luther kinG jr. dAy Sponsored by Time Warner Cable TECHNOLOGy DAyS Monday–Thursday, december 27–30: Dreams of Flight: Celebrating Live performances celebrate some of our community’s diverse holiday traditions. 11am–4pm African-American Aviators Join local scientists and explore hands-on ac- Monday, January 17: 12pm–4pm Wigilia: Traditional Polish tivities. Meet live animals, learn how we can For more than 100 years, Americans have Christmas Eve help protect our environment, and try your shared the universal dream of flight. Help date/Time TBd. Check www.rmsc.org. hand at experiments in biology, engineering, us celebrate African Americans who have Presented by the Polish Heritage Society of and chemistry. Explore how things work from helped us realize this dream—from pioneer Rochester the inside out by taking them apart. aviator Bessie Coleman to the Tuskegee Air- La Befana: An Epiphany Eve Legend men, to astronaut Robert Satcher. from italy • Build airplanes and test to see how well Friday, december 31 at 1pm & 2pm in the they fly. museum’s Bausch auditorium • Test your senses to see what it takes to Kwanzaa: Celebration of Family, be a pilot. Community, and Culture • Take flight in the special simulator ride Wednesday, december 29 at 5:30pm in the museum’s Bausch auditorium “Barnstormers.” (A $1/person charge applies for this ride, Presented by The Kwanzaa Coalition RMSC members included.) Space Launch! Saturday, February 19 – Sunday, February 27: 11am to 4pm The human race is preparing to “go where no one has gone before!” Explore the past, present and future of space travel with fun, hands-on activities all week. • Learn how astronauts survive in space. • Find out what it will take to get us to Mars and beyond. • Discover where scientists think we may find life beyond Earth, and why. • Launch rockets and create spacecraft. • Design your own alien. • Do vacuum experiments. • Experience the featured simulator ride “Fantastic Voyage.” (A $1/person charge applies for this ride, RMSC members included.) Join us for out-of-this-world fun! For more info: (585)697-1942 or www.rmsc.org 11 special events SCHOOL BReAK CAMPS day Camp is held Monday through Friday, 9am–4pm. extended care, a time of supervised, unstructured play, is provided by our Program/education staff from 8–9am and/or 4–5pm for an additional charge of $5 per child, per extended care session. Registration is required prior to the start of camp. Please call (585)697-1942 to register. The camp day includes programs and activities in the planetarium and museum. Check in at the Welcome Center in the museum lobby. Please Note: Lunch is NOT included. Campers must bring lunch. Full payment, which includes a $50 non- refundable processing fee, is required at registration. Please ask about our refund policy. february 21–25 (monday–friday) SCiENCE 101 Ages 6–8, Ages 9–11 • Register for the full week, or select one or more days. Join us during February Break as we explore all things science: chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and paleontology! Perform experiments, see a planetarium star show, make fossils, fly planes, explore rockets, and much more during this fun-filled week. intro to Biology Simply Physics Learn about biology and biodiversity. Explore plant Fire cannons, launch rockets, throw balls, fly and animal cells. Extract DNA from a banana. Learn planes, and find out what holds us all together and about different environments and biomes and the pushes us in one direction or another. All this and kinds of animals and plants that live in them. more, when you investigate the science of phys- Monday, February 21 ics. Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R300 Thursday, February 24 Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R303 Chem. 101 Did you ever wonder why things fizz, pop, and Exploring Paleontology bang? Find the answer to this and more when you Get down and dirty as we investigate what it is to discover the world of chemistry and chemical re- be a paleontologist. Explore fossils, and make your actions. Blast off film canister rockets, investigate own! Learn about dinosaurs and discover where non-Newtonian fluids, and find out just what liquid they are now. Explore what Rochester was like 350 nitrogen can do! million years ago, and much more. Tuesday, February 22 Friday, February 25 Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R301 Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R304 Space investigations Look deep into space as you explore stars, plan- REGiSTER FOR ALL FiVE DAyS! ets, and galaxies. Discover our place in space and February 21–25 what it takes to get to distant places in our galaxy. Cost: $225 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R305 See a star show at the RMSC Strasenburgh Plan- etarium. Wednesday, February 23 Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R302 12 RMSC News & Programs • Winter 2010/11 SCHOOL BReAK CAMPS (continued) special events february 21–25 (monday–friday) ROBOTiCS Ages 9–11 • Registration for the full week is required for this camp. VEX Robotics Camp Take your NXT knowledge to the next level and join us for a week of robotics as you work with the VEX educational robotics kits. Create robots, build teamwork skills, and compete in challenges throughout the week. You will also have opportunities to experience other museum offerings during this fun-filled camp. Monday–Friday, February 21–25 Cost: $225 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R306 april 18–22 (monday–friday) SNEAK A PEEK Ages 6–8, Ages 9–11 • Register for the full week, or select one or more days. get a jump on summer 2011. Join us for “Sneak a Peek” week and investigate space, our natural world, forensics, flight, and the sciences as you get a feel for what the RMSC Summer Fun Camp program has in store. Gross Science intro to Geology Space investigations Make icky and sticky substances. Learn Work with rocks, crystals, and fossils as you Look deep into space as you explore stars, about some of the gross things animals and dig into the world of geology. Investigate the planets, and galaxies. Discover our place humans do, and make some edible things rich geological history of Rochester. Make in space and what it takes to get to distant that will be sure to get a reaction. your own fossils and rock boxes. places in our galaxy. See a star show at the Monday, april 18 Wednesday, april 20 RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R307 Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R309 Friday, april 22 Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R311 Forensics Flight Physics Learn about crime solving techniques. Ex- Investigate what it takes for objects like plore crime scene science. Extract DNA from planes, kites, balloons, rockets, animals, REGiSTER FOR ALL FiVE DAyS! bananas. Investigate fingerprinting and find and even humans, to take flight. Invent new april 18–22 out if you are a loop, arch, or whorl! gliders and drop them from a tower. Blast Cost: $225 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R312 Tuesday, april 19 off rockets using water, and experiment with Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R308 other forms of propulsion. Thursday, april 21 Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R310 april 18–22 (monday–friday) ROBOTiCS Ages 9–11 • Registration for the full week is required for this camp. VEX Robotics Camp Take your NXT knowledge to the next level and join us for a week of robotics as you work with the VEX educational robotics kits. Create robots, build teamwork skills, and compete in challenges throughout the week. You will also have opportunities to experience other museum offerings during this fun-filled camp. Monday–Friday, april 18–22 Cost: $225 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #R313 For more info: (585)697-1942 or www.rmsc.org 13 classes h Yout sses Cla aGes aGes explorers’ aGes Discovery 4–5 Saturday 5–8 Corner 2–3 Corner Sensations Parents with Preschoolers Classes meet on three Mondays from 12:30– Come to RMSC on a Saturday and attend a Classes meet on three Mondays from 9:30– 2:00pm in the Carlson inquiry Room. This is great class! This is a chance for youth ages 11 am in the Carlson inquiry Room. This is a chance for youth ages 4 and 5 to discover 5–8 to have fun exploring science, nature, a chance for parents and preschoolers (ages science, nature, technology, and much more technology and much more! Classes meet 2– 3) to explore science, nature, technology through hands-on experiences, experiments, from 1–3:30pm. and more through hands-on experiences, and creative crafts. $15 per child experiments and creative crafts. $30 per child $32 per child and adult KiTCHEN CHEMiSTRy SLiMy SCiENCE $15 per additional child From rainbow stew to balloon brew, try our Prepare to dig into the squishy and the icky kitchen cabinet recipes to make chemistry SLOPPy SCiENCE as we learn the science behind sticky mess- come true. Experiment again and again with es and make some slimy substances to take the recipe book you make and take home! Messy mixtures are the name of the game. home. Saturday: January 15. . . . . . . . . Course #Y128 Roll up your sleeves and see how bubbles, slime, play dough and more fun concoctions Mondays: January 10, 24, 31. . . Course #Y125 are made. KiD KADABRA MERLiN’S MAGiCiANS Mondays: January 10, 24, 31. . . Course #P122 Learn some new tricks to fool your friends Are wizards, dragons, and fairy godmothers and family when you make magic happen. FAiRy TALE SCiENCE just the stuff of make believe? Maybe not! Shh! Don’t let them know that science is your Use simple science to make your own magic secret. Calling all knights, princesses, wizards, and tricks as we discover how to make dragons Saturday: February 12 . . . . . . . . Course #Y129 dragons! Learn the science behind the magic drool and fairies fly. of make believe as we make our own flying fairy godmothers and pet dragons. Mondays: February 7, 14, 28. . . Course #Y126 iNSECTOPiA Mondays: February 7, 14, 28. . . Course #P123 Become insect investigators as we learn to CREEPy CRAWLiES dance like bees and drink nectar like butter- BuG OuT! From wriggly worms to chirping crickets, learn flies! Can you say proboscis? about all kinds of creepy creatures. Discover Saturday: March 5 . . . . . . . . . . . Course #Y130 Learn about the bugs that are bugging you. what separates a spider from an insect and Get out your magnifying glasses as we go on what critter calls a hive a home. MARCH MADNESS a bug hunt to explore all insects great and small, from ladybugs to giant hissing cock- Mondays: March 14, 21, 28 . . . . Course #Y127 From mascots to bank shots, learn all about roaches. Make your own bugs to take home! the science behind everyone’s favorite sport Mondays: March 14, 21, 28 . . . . Course #P124 right now—Basketball! Use simple physics to find the perfect angle for your shots and make your own orange bouncing ball to take home. Saturday: March 26 . . . . . . . . . . Course #Y131 Scholarship Aid Partial scholarships for youth classes and camps are available to assist families with household incomes of $25,000 or less. These grants to Monroe County youth are made possible through the Eva Howe Stevens Fund. Call (585)697-1942 for information. 14 RMSC News & Programs • Winter 2010/2011 classes Homeschoolers doCent-FACilitAted tours For CHAiR SEAT RESEATiNG: CANE, BEGiNNiNG STAiNED GLASS HOMESCHOOLERS RuSH, SPLiNT A hands-on class in working stained glass. Now homeschool children can enjoy the Reseat your antique or modern chair seat Students will use both copper foil and lead same docent-facilitated exhibition experi- with cane, splint, or fiber rush. Don’t remove came work to produce a votive candle lamp- ences that the RMSC offers for school the seat, as we may want to duplicate the pat- shade and a window sun catcher. We will classes. Tours are for children ages 8 to 13. tern. Supplies available at the first class: $15 develop skills in design, layout, glass cutting per chair seat. and shaping, foiling, and soldering. Supplies Cost: $6 per student (Member discount does not appy) Instructor: John Hamlin available at $5 per project. 7–9:30pm Wednesdays: January 12, 19, Instructor: TW Moran Registration closes one week prior to the 26; February 2, 9, 16 6:30–8:30pm Thursdays: January 13, 20, tour date. Tours are 50 minutes long and will be avail- Cost: $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #a622 27; February 3, 10, 17 able at 10am on the following Tuesdays: Cost: $60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #a627 december 7, 2010: bird CArVinG — CArVer’s How Things Work (facilitated). . . . . . . . .#T803 COMPLETiON BEGiNNiNG TiNSMiTHiNG January 4, 2011: Bring in your work in progress and complete it Learn how to make your own custom metal Rochester’s Underground Railroad under the watchful eye of our master carver. creations from a master craftsman. The class immersion experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #T804 Instructor: Rex McHail is designed to teach the art of tinsmithing with February 1, 2011: 7–9pm Wednesdays: January 5, 12, 19 the emphasis on skill building. Students will animals and Plants around Us. . . . . . . .#T805 Cost: $20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #a624 complete two lanterns and a small box. March 1, 2011: 10am–12pm Thursdays: January 6, 13, 20 Instructor: TW Moran Landforms & Processes/Rochester’s geology: Stories in Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . #T806 Cost: $20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #a625 6:30–8:30pm Wednesdays: January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16 2011 GuiDE TO THE uNiVERSE Cost: $60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #a628 Get ready for a fantastic year of astronomy with a preview of celestial events. We will adult classes require a minimum enroll- examine the constellations, planets, meteor ment. if the minimum is not met two showers, returning comets, eclipses, and weeks prior to the scheduled start date, other special events. Weather permitting, the class will be canceled. we’ll use the Strasenburgh Planetarium’s rooftop observatory. Instructor: Clark Lewis 7–9pm Thursdays: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10 Become a Docent Cost: $45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course #a626 Enjoy engaging children in hands-on learning? Are you an outgoing, enthusias- tic communicator? Willing to learn about the RMSC’s exhibits and collections? Available weekdays at least part-time for training and leading tours and activities? If so, become an RMSC Docent (volunteer tour guide). For more information and to apply: http://www.rmsc.org/Support/Volunteer/ For more info: (585)697-1942 or www.rmsc.org 15 Rochester Museum & Science Center Ca M P S eS S i o n S | June 27–August 26 ...AT THe MuSeuM JUNE 27 – JULY 1, WEEK 1 CAMP AGE COURSE # COST Experimenting with 6–8 S300 $220 Science It’s Biology 9–11 S301 $220 11 JULY 5–8, WEEK 2 (Note: 4 day week) CAMP AGE COURSE # COST The World of Flight 2–3 (p M100 $52 w/p) Intro to Insects 3–4 M101; M102 $55 All Things Science 4–5 M103; M104 $55 Earth Environments 6–7 M105; M106 $55 Fossil Finders 5–7 L200 $128 Beginning Geology 6–8 S302 $176 Our Oceans 6–8 S303 $176 Space Investigations 6–8 S304 $176 At the Theater (2 9–11 S305 $378 week camp) Animation 9–11 S306 $196 Intro to Chemistry 9–11 S307 $176 VEX Robotics 12–15 S308 $196 Biology 101 S309 $176 Everyday Physics S310 $176 JULY 11–15, WEEK 3 CAMP AGE COURSE # COST All about Space 2–3 (p M107 $65 w/p) Intro to Animals 3–4 M108; M109 $69 Insect Investigations 4–5 M110; M111 $69 Intro to Science 6–7 M112; M113 $69 Discovering Plants 5–7 L201 $160 The Science of Art 6–8 S311 $220 Exploring 6–8 S312 $220 Paleontology Biology Basics 6–8 S313 $220 Intro to Robotics 9–11 S314 $245 Exploring Solar 9–11 S315 $220 Systems Exhibit Design 12–15 S316 $245 Boat Bike and Hike 12–15 S317 $290 Taugh t certifi by teach ed er specia s and list the fie s in ld SumGive me the r Fu gi n C ft of am p JULY 18–22, WEEK 4 AUGUST 8–12, WEEK 7 ...AT THe CAMP Discovering Dinos AGE 2–3 (p COURSE # M114 COST $65 CAMP Exploring Science AGE 2–3 (p COURSE # M135 COST $65 nATuRe CenTeR w/p) w/p) Space Camp 3–4 M115; M116 $69 Your 5 Senses 3–4 M136; M137 $69 JULY 25–29 Amazing Animals 4–5 M117: M118 $69 Fly High 4–5 M138; M139 $69 CAMP AGE COURSE # COST Bugs for Beginners 6–7 M119; M120 $69 Dinosaur 6–7 M140; M141 $69 I Want To Be A 6-8 S500 $220 Investigations Scienctist Science Discoveries 5–7 L202 $160 Space Science 5–7 L205 $160 I Want To Be A S501 $245 Animals in Action 6–8 S318 $245 Scienctist Intro to Engineering 6–8 S341 $220 with bussing Forensics 6–8 S319 $220 Experiments in Sound 6–8 S342 $220 Wilderness Survival 9-11 S502 $220 NXT Robotics 6–8 S320 $245 NXT Robotics 6–8 S342 $220 Wilderness Survival S503 $245 Advanced Robotics 9–11 S321 $245 VEX Robotics 9–11 S343 $245 with bussing Engineer It 9–11 S322 $220 The Physics of Flight 9–11 S344 $220 Going Green 9–11 S323 $220 Discovering Animals 9–11 S345 $245 AUGUST 1–5 Photography 12–15 S324 $245 Science Busters 12–15 S346 $220 CAMP AGE COURSE # COST Archaeological 12–15 S325 $245 Investigations Going Green 6-8 S504 $220 Going Green S505 $245 AUGUST 15–19, WEEK 8 with bussing JULY 25–29, WEEK 5 CAMP AGE COURSE # COST Gross Science 9-11 S506 $220 CAMP AGE COURSE # COST Our Natural 3–4 M142; M143 $69 Gross Science S507 $245 Surroundings with bussing All about Animals 2–3 (p M121 $65 w/p) Art with Science 6–7 M144; M145 $69 Survive the wild 12-15 S508 $220 Distinguished Dinos 3–4 M122; M123 $69 All about Flight 5–7 L206 $160 Survive the wild S509 $245 Strictly Space 4–5 M124; M125 $69 Is There a Doctor in 6–8 S347 $220 with bussing the House? Awesome Animals 6–7 M126; M127 $69 Amusement Park 6–8 S348 $245 Insect Interactions 5–7 L203 $160 Science Gross Science 6–8 S326 $220 Wizards Magic 6–8 S349 $220 • ages 2–3 are parent-with-child classes. Flight School 6–8 S327 $220 These sessions are offered 9:30–11:30am. Discovering 9–11 S350 $245 Intro to Chemistry 6–8 S328 $220 Paleontology • ages 3–4, 4–5, 6–7, are classes that offer Intro to Robotics 9–11 S329 $245 VEX Robotics 9–11 S351 $245 two sessions: 9:30–11:30am & 12:30– Experimenting with 9–11 S352 $220 2:30pm. Women In Science 9–11 S330 $245 Insects Ice Age Geology 9–11 S331 $245 • ages 5–7 is an “almost Camp.” The camp Science of Sailing 12–15 S353 $420 runs from 9:00am–2:30pm and is intended Theater 12–15 S332 $420 (2 week camp) (2 week camp) for children entering K–1st grades. Forensic Science 12–15 S333 $220 • ages 6–8, 9–11, 12–15 are full-day camps. AUGUST 22–26, WEEK 9 They run from 9:00am–4:00pm. CAMP AGE COURSE # COST • ages 6–8 camps are intended for children AUGUST 1–5, WEEK 6 Our Amazing Earth 6–8 S354 $245 entering 1st–3rd grades. CAMP AGE COURSE # COST Amusement Park 9–11 S355 $245 • ages 9–11 camps are intended for Play like a Bug 2–3 (p M128 $65 Science w/p) children entering 4th–6th grades. Fantastic Flight 3–4 M129; M130 $69 • ages 12–15 camps are intended for Dinosaurs 4–5 M131; M132 $69 children entering 7th–10th grades. Exploring Space 6–7 M133; M134 $69 • Camps run Monday–Friday. extended care, a time of supervised but Animal Antics NXT Robotics 5–7 6–8 L204 S334 $160 $245 “RMSC camps unstructured play, is provided by our Youth Program staff from 8–9am and/or Insect Exploration 6–8 S335 $220 are high quality 4–5:30pm for an additional charge of $20, Wizards Magic 6–8 S336 $220 programs and lots per child, per am or pm session, per week ($40 per both, per week). Advanced Robotics Forensics 9–11 9–11 S337 S338 $245 $220 of fun” • each Cumming nature Center camp offers Gross Science 9–11 S339 $220 — Summer Fun parent an optional busing plan to and from the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Chemistry 12–15 S340 $220 community Student Intern “Trilo-Bite!” — a computer game kiosk in the “Ever-Changing Planet” gallery of Expedition Earth — is the creative result of Creates Interactive Exhibits Department intern Justin Groth’s summer 2010 project at “natural Selection” the RMSC. Justin is a student majoring in digital media and animation at Alfred State College. Interested in Game for science and paleontology, he checked the RMSC’s website and discovered opportunities for a hands-on internship in the Exhibits Department. expedition earth Impressed by Justin’s talent and enthusiasm, RMSC Depu- ty Director, Design/Exhibit Services Lois Shaffer assigned him the design of an original interactive computer game that would give visitors a first-hand experience of how natural selection works. “Trilo-Bite!” is the project’s end result. “Justin created one of the best and most entertaining in- teractive experiences within the exhibit,” says Shaffer. “I couldn’t be more pleased.” Likewise, Justin is thrilled with his internship experience. “Not many students can walk into a museum at the end of their internship, point to an exhibit, and say ‘I did that!’” he notes. “I feel very fortunate to have had this opportunity to learn and gain professional experience while creating something tangible that others will enjoy for years to come.” 2010 Adam C. For the passion, creativity, commitment, and dedication he demonstrates through his exceptional work with the RMSC emling Memorial Technical Advisory Group (TAG), Ed Mauro has received the 2010 Volunteer Award Adam C. Emling Memorial Volunteer Award. The Rochester Museum & Science Center and the Adam C. Emling Foundation Honors RMSC TAG established this award in honor of Adam Carlton Emling, a dedicated RMSC volunteer who died in July, 2007. The award recognizes exceptional volunteers who, like Adam, demonstrate com- Volunteer ed Mauro munity pride and commitment through their gift of time, talent, and passion to the RMSC. Ed Mauro is a dedicated member of TAG, a volunteer team launched in 1999 that includes local scientists and engineers who work alongside RMSC staff imagining, creating, and prototyping hands-on science exhibits. Donating more than 1,000 hours in the last year, Ed has become the “go to” guy for many TAG projects. “Ed’s great skill set allows TAG to take on a range of significant projects to engage visitors,” says RMSC president Kate Bennett. “His positive attitude, enthusiasm, generosity, and dedication make him an outstanding volunteer.” 18 RMSC News & Programs • Winter 2010/2011 SPECIAL thanks appreciation Your membership supports the transformation and growth of RMSC, enabling us to offer new hands-on, interactive experiences, present amazing star shows and spectacular giant-screen films at Strasenburgh Planetarium, and provide hours of outdoor recreation at Cumming Nature Center. We thank you! 2010 sprinG 2010 Upper LeveL 2010 Honor and appeaL Gifts renewaLs MeMoriaL Gifts (JULY 12, 2010 THRoUgH SePTMBeR 30, 2010) (JULY 12, 2010 - SePTeMBeR 30, 2010) ( JULY 12, 2010 - SePTeMBeR 30, 2010) Mr. and Mrs. Murray Astarita Mr. and Mrs. John A. Howard Heritage innovation patron LeveL in MeMory of in MeMory of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mr. Humphrey and Ms. Grey LeveL $1,000-$2,499 $150-$299 JaMeS Bruce frederick e viken Baxter, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Martin S. Maltz Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bruning Mr. and Mrs. Edward After Ms. Margaret Lancaster David Carsel (Genesee Dr. and Mrs. J. Neil Boger Mrs. Daniel Miller Adams Figure Skating Club) Mr. Nicholas Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Ms. Jasmin Bower Mr. and Mrs. Alain Perregaux Condoluci Argust Mr & Mrs. Richard W. Appel Patricia Curran Margaret and Franklin Bushey Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Burton S. Mrs. Patricia S. Beach Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. DeRoo Mrs. Bernard L. Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Trapani Heritage education August Dr. and Mrs. Harry R. Beilfuss Ms. Carol A. Gomorone Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Mr. Dave Zimmerman LeveL $500-$999 Mr. and Mrs. Neil W. Ms. Barbara C. Gerner Mr. & Mrs. David Hayes Holmes Mr. and Mrs. James H. Biben Bellenger Ms. Toni A. 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Address _______________________________________________ Please list courses you wish to register for: City ________________________ State ______ Zip _________ choice # title fee 2nd choice # (If first is filled) Phone: home __________________ work ___________________ Clip and mail to the RMSC, 657 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607-2177 Membership Levels ❏ Individual: $58 ❏ Heritage Education $500+ ❏ Dual / Family: $83 ❏ Heritage Innovation $1,000+ ❏ Grandparent: $83 ❏ Heritage Exploration $2,500+ Method of Payment ❏ Family Plus: $108 ❏ Heritage Inspiration $5,000+ ❏ Check payable to RMSC ❏ VISA ❏ MC ❏ Discover ❏ AMEX ❏ Patron: $150 ❏ President’s Heritage Circle ❏ Sponsor: $300 Credit Card #_______________________________________________ $10,000 + ❏ I have included an additional donation of $________ Exp. 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