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McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s October Virtual Super Stellar Friday Features the Night Sky

At 7 p.m. on Friday, October 2, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s virtual Super Stellar Friday program will be Understanding the Night Skywith Discovery Center Educator and Astronomy Instructor Dave McDonald, M.Ed. McDonald will discuss patterns in the sky, how to find planets, and the classification of stars. Following the presentation, McDonald 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. This event is free, but donations are welcome.

This virtual iteration of Super Stellar Friday is part of the Discovery Center’s suite of virtual offerings during the pandemic. As New Hampshire residents and businesses continue to practice social distancing, adding Distance Learning has allowed the museum to continue reaching audiences and serving as an educational resource for families and individuals in and beyond New Hampshire. The Discovery Center is open to the public this fall every Friday through Sunday plus Columbus Day. In addition to online events and public hours, the Discovery Center is hosting special outdoor sci-fi movie nights October 9, 16, 23, and 30; see the website for more details.

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, an all-digital, full-dome planetarium and a wide 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


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