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January 2017

On Friday night, February 3, Astronomer Dave McDonald, M.Ed. returns to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center to present Meteors, Comets and Asteroids, Oh My! McDonald will discuss the nature of these objects, their origin, how likely it is that they will strike the Earth and what happens when they do. The lead-up to McDonald’s presentation will be the planetarium show Impact Earth. Exhibit galleries open at 6:30 p.m. to enable visitors to explore the new exhibition, Great Balls of Fire; Impact Earth begins at 7 p.m., followed by Meteors, Comets and Asteroids, Oh My! at 8:15 p.m. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s newest exhibition, Great Balls of Fire, premieres on Friday, January 27, with a sneak preview this coming weekend (January 21-22). Comets, asteroids, meteors –some of these amazing rocks and rocky ice balls from space can do some serious damage when they strike our planet – just ask the dinosaurs! Read more →


The tournament today will feature hockey, music and raffles making the weekend an incredible and unique fan experience. And with Concord’s Main Street less than a mile a way, visitors will have plenty of options for restaurants, hotels and shopping. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open on Monday, January 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Planetarium shows featured on Monday include the Discovery Center’s new show about astronaut training, Space School; The Little Star that Could Read more →