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McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center to Host Virtual Super Atomic Stellar Friday



Concord, NH --The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as Dr. Shawna Hollen of University of New Hampshire talks about her team’s work imaging the world at an atomic level via Zoom webinar on November 5th at 7 pm. It's one challenge to take pictures of the celestial bodies in the universe and quite another to take pictures of atoms, but the change in scale is about the same. Atoms make up everything we touch and see, but understanding -- and seeing -- atoms is something we've only accomplished in the last 30 years. Following the presentation, Dr. Hollen 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.

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. Atoms

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


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