Concord, NH-- On Friday night, January 6, Abenaki Storyteller Willow Greene will share Native American tales of the night sky at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, in collaboration with the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Winter is a traditional time for families to gather around a warm fire as elders share stories of how things came to be. Continuing this tradition, Ms. Greene will regale visitors to the Discovery Center with stories of the stars passed down by generations of Abenaki storytellers. On the same night, R.P. Hale will lead a workshop for teens on night sky observing through telescopes, and requests the teens dress for the cold - as part of the workshop will take place outdoors (weather permitting). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the workshop for teens and a presentation for all ages of the planetarium show Tonight’s Sky both begin at 7 p.m. Willow Greene’s program of Native American stories begins at 8:15 p.m.
The all-inclusive price for January’s Super Stellar Friday at the Discovery Center is $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, $7 for children 12 and under, and free for members. Pending clear skies, the members of the NH Astronomical Society will be outside the Discovery Center with telescopes pointed to the sky, ready to share their knowledge and views from their telescopes for free.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, a state-of-the-art planetarium and a variety of science, technology, and engineering and mathematics programs. The engaging, robust educational programs are geared towards families, teens, seniors, students, community groups and lifelong learners. For more information, visit www.starhop.com.