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January 2021

On February 5thand 6th1971, America’s first astronaut and New Hampshire native Alan Shepard set foot on the Moon, as commander of NASA’s Apollo 14 mission. Over two days, he and crewmate Edgar Mitchell collected rock samples, deployed science equipment, and even found time for a little golf. To celebrate the 50thanniversary of this historic moment in space exploration, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is hosting a virtual celebration with historical information, DIY science activities, a statewide tour of Shepard/lunar science-related hotspots, and check-ins and recorded memories of the event from Granite Staters. Read more →


The Mahoosuc Way, a new sustainable tourism initiative, was launched today by business, municipal and non-profit leaders in the region surrounding Bethel, Maine. The new group is promoting and encouraging residents and visitors to “Embrace Our Place” by taking a pledge to work together to protect the environment, quality of life and community vitality. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as Educator Dave McDonald explores PHUN with MATH!via Zoom webinar on Friday, January 8that 7 pm. McDonald will discuss patterns in math and nature, the language of mathematics, and using math in decision-making. 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, starhop.com, to register and submit questions in advance. This event is free, but donations are welcome. Read more →