Concord, N.H. – April 5ththrough 12ththe McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will celebrate the magic of the night sky through virtual events and activities aimed at promoting awareness of light pollution and ways to improve your view of the stars. International Dark Sky Week is organized by the International Dark-Sky Association as part of their work to protect dark skies for all to enjoy. Throughout the week, blog posts and videos will provide information on light pollution and how it impacts ecosystems, human health, and, of course, viewing of the sky, and daily challenges will encourage everyone to think about what they can do to limit light pollution.
This virtual celebration 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 in and beyond New Hampshire. The Discovery Center is currently open Friday through Sunday and some holidays and vacations by reservation.
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.