Concord, NH-- On Friday night, February 2, at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center at 7 p.m., Science Educator David McDonald, M.Ed., will discuss how Albert Einstein changed humanity’s view and understanding of the universe – and how 21st century discoveries such as recently detected gravitational waves continue to illustrate the validity of Einstein’s theories. McDonald’s talk will be followed by the planetarium show Tonight’s Sky, in which Director of Education Sarah Hoffschwelle will discuss this week’s super, blue and eclipsing moon. Doors to the Discovery Center open at 6:30 p.m.; the exhibit galleries are open for viewing of the new special exhibition, True or False, in addition to the Discovery Center’s permanent exhibitions.
The all-inclusive price for February’s Super Stellar Friday at the Discovery Center is $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 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.