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September 2020

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. Read more →

Concord's  McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host a belated 30th birthday celebration for the Hubble Space Telescope on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m., to recognize three decades of amazing images and discoveries from this space telescope. Attendees can make star finders, vote for their favorite Hubble image, toast the telescope with cupcakes, and take home telescope image lithographs. Read more →

This will be a fall foliage season like none other.  2020... Mother Nature won’t let us down, but the way we experience the fall colors has changed. Nobody wants to sit in traffic to see the fall colors of New England—or crowd into a park. The only thing worse might be to miss the fall colors entirely, by heading to the wrong place at the wrong time.  Read more →

Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA), in collaboration with the Concord Community Music School and the City of Concord, has added three dates to their “Music in the Park” mini-concert series. The upcoming concerts – 3:00pm on Sunday, September 13, 20, and 27 – all feature faculty, alums, and friends of the Music School, and will take place at the Music School’s parkside stage, which overlooks beautiful Fletcher-Murphy Park in downtown Concord. Read more →

On Saturday, September 12, from 10:30 – 4 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present AerospaceFest, New Hampshire’s annual aerospace festival, with some notable changes: (1) This year’s festival will be primarily outdoors, providing plenty of opportunity for socially distanced science and engineering fun; (2) Masks will be required and sanitation stations available; and (3) Admission will be free! Read more →