Concord, NH--The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as NASA Solar System Ambassador and Educator Fellow Sally Jensen talks about the Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope missions on Friday, September 3rd at 7 pm. For the past 30 years the Hubble Space Telescope has given us an incredible view of the universe to study and explore. Sally will guide viewers from the origins of placing a telescope in orbit around the Earth, through the technical issues over the years, and the amazing findings that this scope has given us. Hubble’s successor, the James Webb Telescope, which will soon be launched, will carry on this study of our universe. Following the presentation, Sally 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.
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 in and beyond New Hampshire. The Discovery Center is currently open by reservation daily through September 5th after which it will be open by reservation Fridays-Sundays and some holidays.
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 www.starhop.com.