Midnight Dispatch Blog

Planet Comicon!

Hello from Planet Comicon in Kansas City! Yesterday, we had our first remote clubcast, beaming Wizard IV and his friends from the convention floor to participants and viewers all over the country (and world!) There were DIY science demos galore... The "Member Do" this...

Looking back at 2017…

What a year! In 2017, we launched our brand spanking new Midnight Science Club website, kicked off our monthly clubcasts, and even watched a total solar eclipse... Our team members put their heads together and came up with some highlights from this busy year: ...

Oh, silver tree, oh silver tree! December 15th Clubcast Re-Cap

Happy holidays! Broadcasting live from our studio on the 15th, our latest clubcast was chock full of gift ideas, cool gadgets, and science mischief. First, we played with a vintage centrifuge: Then, we showed off our science nerd Christmas tree, and shot a gassy...

Happy Almost-Thanksgiving! Clubcast Recap

“This is what scientists do on a Friday night: find the density of unknown metals.” If you joined us on the 17th, you’ll know that’s not all we were up to, though.

Throwback Thursday: Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

This past weekend, our Hardware Science Club was invited to Lacy Veach Day 2017. The event celebrates the life of Honolulu's own Astronaut Charles Lacy Veach and features workshops, displays, and exhibits all around science! We conducted two Rocket Launcher workshops...

Happy Halloween!

BOO!! It's the end of October, can you believe it?? All month, we've been posting some of our creepiest science videos, leading up to the sweet and sour holiday that is Halloween. If you've been in a bat cave, here's a recap of the month's creepology – the study of...

Happy Halloween! Second Clubcast Recap

It's hard to believe it, but our second Midnight Science Clubcast– a gathering of scientists young and old– is in the can! With Halloween only a few days away, there were of course plenty of vampire teeth, scary makeup, and activities designed to scare family,...

Topeka, Kansas: Science is a Blast!

Throwback Thursday: Science is a Blast! The Science is a Blast event is an annual stop for Wizard IV. This year, he hit the road to Topeka, Kansas, to hang out with 400 kid science enthusiasts, and give a modern-day version of the classic lecture given by the original...

Our First ClubCast

One in the can! Our first clubcast yesterday went swimmingly, with panelists dialing in from all over the place: the midwestern US, Hawaii, London, Iraq, Atlanta, Los Angeles! Look, it's like the Brady Bunch, of science: And presiding over the whole bunch, Wizard IV:...

Solar Eclipse 2017: A MSC Meeting of Minds

August 21, 2017: people across the> United States scramble to put themselves in the path of a historic astronomical event, the first total solar eclipse in almost forty years. Friends of Midnight Science Club from all corners of the earth assemble in St. Joseph,...

Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center

On September 2nd we were at Hawaii Children's Discovery Center for an air cannon workshop, the second of three workshops sponsored by Hardware Science. Kids and parents put together air cannons, a simple DIY project that's a hit with all ages (we think it has...