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Cumming Nature Center acquires the Walden Project – NY (access required)

Photo by Velvet Spicer

The Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Cumming Nature Center has expanded its outdoor education offerings with the acquisition of the Walden Project – New York. The Walden Project is integrated into the suite of outdoor Forest School educational opportunities for ...

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Declassified spy satellite returns home to Rochester (access required)

The Gambit-1 on display at RMSC (photo provided)

Rochester Museum and Science Center is the new home of a top-secret satellite from the 1960s. The optical system of Gambit-1, a previously classified national reconnaissance satellite designed and manufactured in Rochester in the ’60s, is now on display at ...

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Companies changing logos in support of climate fight (access required)

RMSC changed its logo to call attention to climate change.

  Rochester People’s Climate Coalition is trying to go viral like the Ice Bucket Challenge did, but with melting instead of freezing. And instead of curing a disease, the group is aiming to cure the planet of climate change by ...

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Planetarium revamp includes state-of-the-art projection system (access required)

Strasenburgh Planetarium's new Digistar 6 projection system will give staff the ability to bring a new sense of wonder to the planetarium’s star shows using current NASA data and brilliant color to transport visitors around the earth and other planets, as well as through space. (provided photo)

Rochester’s Strasenburgh Planetarium will have a new look next year, when renovations are completed on the 50-year-old Star Theater. Rochester Museum & Science Center will close the planetarium on Sept. 4 for extensive renovations that include a state-of-the-art full-dome projection ...

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RMSC President and CEO Kate Bennett to retire (access required)

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Rochester Museum & Science Center President and CEO Kate Bennett plans to retire following more than two decades at the helm of the East Avenue museum and planetarium. Bennett will continue at the museum for an unspecified time to ensure ...

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