Concord, NH – On Friday night, June 7 at 7 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centerand NH PBS offer a sneak peek at Chasing the Moon, the special new PBS series created to commemorate the upcoming 50thanniversary of the first moon landing. The special showing will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Andrew Jordan, lunar researcher at the University of New Hampshire. The all-inclusive admission cost for the program, panel discussion and exploration of the Discovery Center’s exhibits is $13.50 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children and free for members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Just 8 years, 2 months and 15 days after Alan Shepard’s first historic space flight, Astronauts Neil Young and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. The incredible efforts and teamwork it took to go from Shepard’s 15-minute suborbital flight to a quarter million mile journey to Earth’s moon and safely home, is told in the seven-part series, Chasing the Moon. NH PBS will show the culmination of this great adventure, as it premieres Episode 7 of Chasing the Moonat the Discovery Center. Dr. Andrew Jordan, lunar researcher at UNH for the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Crater Experiment, will lead a discussion with the audience following Chasing the Moon. And pending clear skies, the NH Astronomical Society will be outside with telescopes, ready to guide visitors for free as they look for planets, stars, moons and nebulas in the night sky.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space science, an all-digital, full-dome 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.