Concord, NH--The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day for February vacation, from Saturday, February 17 through Sunday, March 4. Visitors to the Discovery Center during the vacation weeks will be able to explore True or False, a special international exhibition on the scientific method, and to view Wildest Weather in the Solar System, the Discovery Center’s first planetarium show produced by National Geographic.
Wildest Weather in the Solar System takes viewers through powerful, visually stunning and dangerous weather phenomena occurring on the sun and our neighboring planets and moons, including Venus’ poisonous clouds, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter, all the while delivering the latest in scientific findings about these weather systems. Wildest Weather will join a line-up of planetarium shows during February vacation, including The Little Star that Could at 11 a.m., Wildest Weather in the Solar System at noon, Black Holes at 1 p.m., Tonight’s Sky at 2 p.m. and Ice Worlds at 3 p.m.
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.