The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as Tom Mortimer talks about New Hampshire minerals via Zoom webinar on Friday, October 1st at 7 pm. Over three hundred different minerals have been identified in New Hampshire. This talk will introduce the different mineral environments within our state and provide some guidelines for amateur prospecting and collecting minerals. Following the presentation, Tom 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 Friday through Sunday 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.