New Hampshire Public Radio and The Music Hall reup their award-winning series, Writers on a New England Stage, appearing before a live audience with COVID safety protocols in place. Featured authors include Erik Larson, the iconic author of The Devil in the White City; and Boston area native Amor Towles, the bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow Read more →

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is pleased to announce the 2022 Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship. Since 2001, more than 50 New Hampshire children and teens have traveled to the U.S. Space Camp & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, for a week of simulated astronaut or pilot training, thanks to the scholarship. This represents a combined effort among Alex Higgins’ family, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to honor Alex’s memory. Space Camp provides the opportunity for children and teens to engage in a science and engineering adventure that Alex Higgins truly enjoyed.  Read more →

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as Director of Education Mirka Zapletal takes audience members on a tour of the climates of Mars and the Moon on Friday, January 7th at 7 pm. NASA is actively working toward a return to the Moon and then the journey on to Mars but getting there is only part of the challenge. Read more →

These places are both highly visible landmarks and lesser-known significant places. “These properties seem very different from each other,” said Nicholas Mitchell, chair of the N.H. Preservation Alliance board of directors, “but every one of these landmarks is an icon of life in New Hampshire at different times in our history,” he said.  Read more →

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as Dr. Shawna Hollen of University of New Hampshire talks about her team’s work imaging the world at an atomic level via Zoom webinar on November 5th at 7 pm. It's one challenge to take pictures of the celestial bodies in the universe and quite another to take pictures of atoms, but the change in scale is about the same. Atoms make up everything we touch and see, but understanding -- and seeing -- atoms is something we've only accomplished in the last 30 years. Following the presentation, Dr. Hollen will answer audience questions in a Q & A session. Online registration is required to access the presentation; see the museum’s website,, to register and submit questions in advance. Read more →

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will celebrate the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope on October 23rd from 1: 30 pm to 4 pm. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) represents the next big step in space telescopes and will allow researchers to see farther and with more detail into the early days of the universe. Visitors will learn about JWST technology, get details on the process of designing and launching a telescope of this size, and have the chance to look through a telescope. Hands on activities and demonstrations will let participants of all ages join in and there will be materials to take home. The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s launch party was selected as part of a several-month nation-wide celebration by NASA in advance of the JWST launch at the end of 2021.  Read more →

NHTI - Concord's Community College invites the public to attend the Campus Reads events related to this Fall's selection, 'The Seed Keeper' by Diane Wilson. This haunting novel follows a Dakota family's struggle to preserve their culture and sacrifice to protect what matters most. All events are free and open to the public. The author reading will be held virtually, and the film series and the book discussion will be held in person on campus. Read more →