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June 2021

Summer begins on Thursday, July 1 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: The museum will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. seven days a week through September 5, with reservations for general admission and planetarium shows available through the Center’s website or by phone. The Discovery Center’s summer exhibits include lunar exhibits, weather exhibits from the Mount Washington Observatory complemented by the Discovery Center’s upgraded DIY weather reporting station, aviation simulators, and a special NH Space Grant featured project: exhibits created by high school students from the Applied Technology Center in Milford, NH and Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, NH on how living and working in space affects the human body.  Read more →

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center welcomed Bart Fromuth, esq., Chief Operating Officer of Freedom Energy Logistics, onto the museum’s board. Fromuth joins Board Chair R. Bruce Andrews, Vice-Chair Walter P. Havenstein, Col., USMC, ret., Treasurer Laura Provost, Secretary David Cuzzi, and Directors Beverly Bruce, Paul Burkett, esq., Michael Cusack, Dr. Steven Davis, J. Stephan Lundquist, Dr. James MacKay, Brian Parsons and Christopher Wolfe in steering New Hampshire’s own air and space museum toward a sustainable future, with adequate resources to advance its mission. Read more →

Concord, NH -The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as senior educator Dave McDonald talks about Pluto and New Horizons via Zoom webinar on Friday, July 2nd at 7 pm. The most favorable time to see Pluto in the sky is this July, so Dave will guide attendees on a quest to find the dim planet. He will also discuss recent discoveries about Pluto and what it means to be a planet. Later he will provide an update on New Horizons’ recent accomplishments as it speeds toward the edge of the solar system. Following the presentation, Dave 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 →