SUNY Oneonta


New Temporary Location

During the renovation of the Physical Science Building, the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center has been relocated to the third floor of Bugbee Hall.The Center is now open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from noon to 4 pm.


NanoDays at the Science Discovery Center (4/11/2015)

The Science Discovery Center and the Oneonta World of Learning are sponsoring our fifth annual NanoDays event, an afternoon of activities designed to educate the public about the exciting world of nanotechnology. The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) organizes this nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Come participate more than a dozen experiments- solve a microscopic mystery, make square bubbles, and decode a secret message! You can also view a planetarium show or attend a workshop to build your own periscope. The science activity fair is open to the public; free registration is required for planetarium shows and the Up, Periscope! workshops. Details and registration links can be found on the Science Discovery Center website ( For questions, contact Paul French or (, 436-3358) or Kelly Gallagher (, 436-3180).
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Science Building 1, SUNY College at Oneonta Campus

Planetarium Showtimes

12:30pm Riding Snowflakes - Explore billions and trillions of atoms and molecules with Oxy, a precocious oxygen atom, and Hydro and Hydra, her wacky hydrogen pals. Ride from the atomic structure of a snowflake to the far reaches of space aboard the Molecularium, the most fantastic ship in the Universe.
Reserve a seat for the 12:30pm show:

1:30pm and 2:30pm Life: A Cosmic Story - Take a high-speed ride through the history of life, produced by the California Academy of Sciences and narrated by Jodie Foster. Come explore the age-old mystery: How did life on Earth begin?
Reserve a seat for the 1:30pm show:
Reserve a seat for the 2:30pm show:

Up, Periscope! Workshops

Learn about optics through demonstrations and observations of reflection, refraction, and diffraction. Build an actual periscope that you can bring home with you! Workshops are supported by the Science Discovery Center and the SUNY Oneonta Noyce Scholars Program.
Workshop #1: 12:30-1:20pm, Ages 5-9
Workshop #2: 1:30-2:20pm, Ages 8-14
Workshop #3: 2:30-3:20pm, Ages 5-14
To register for a workshop:

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