Troy, NY

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Opening Date
Exhibition Type: Mark II
Lead Institution: Hudson Valley Community College
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Proposed Location: Hudson Valley Community College campus


Established in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is a public two-year institution located in the Capital Region, which is comprised of four counties (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady) and is the metropolitan area surrounding Albany, the capital of the state of NY. The Capital Region is a major anchor of the “Tech Valley,” which is a hub of technological companies and educational facilities encompassing 19 counties from Westchester County to the Canadian border. There are 54 public school districts and 26 colleges and universities that serve the Capital Region. HVCC is a premier STEM and technical college and offers career pathways to four-year degrees at all universities in the area. In addition, there are 20 designated low-income, opportunity zones served by the Capital Region; all in proximity to HVCC’s main campus.

HVCC is seeking to install the Voyage exhibition to help inspire more under-represented populations to consider careers in STEM fields. The Voyage exhibition will allow community members the experience of viewing and exploring the vastness of the Solar System and the unique and fragile position that Earth holds within it. HVCC will also provide experiential, age-appropriate learning activities to K-12 school groups and summer camps for community youth. Children will be given opportunities to engage in space exploration, decipher their place in the universe and how their world extends beyond community and national boundaries. In some cases, this exhibition will be their first STEM experience.

HVCC is located near several major highways, providing easy access to all surrounding counties and communities.

Preliminary Site Maps

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The Inner Solar System orbits out to the Asteroid Belt.

The Outer Solar System orbits from the Asteroid Belt out to Pluto.

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