Highlighting both the ongoing support that the arts contribute to the health and well-being of the state’s communities as well as the challenges the arts sector in New Hampshire has faced throughout the pandemic, the N.H. State Council on the Arts announced today that it is seeking nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards.
On February 5thand 6th1971, America’s first astronaut and New Hampshire native Alan Shepard set foot on the Moon, as commander of NASA’s Apollo 14 mission. Over two days, he and crewmate Edgar Mitchell collected rock samples, deployed science equipment, and even found time for a little golf. To celebrate the 50thanniversary of this historic moment in space exploration, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is hosting a virtual celebration with historical information, DIY science activities, a statewide tour of Shepard/lunar science-related hotspots, and check-ins and recorded memories of the event from Granite Staters.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as Educator Dave McDonald explores PHUN with MATH!via Zoom webinar on Friday, January 8that 7 pm. McDonald will discuss patterns in math and nature, the language of mathematics, and using math in decision-making. Following the presentation, McDonald 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.
(Concord, NH) The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and Mount Washington Observatory are combining forces to increase access to meteorological and atmospheric sciences for New Hampshire families and visitors to our state. With the closing of the Observatory’s Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH, the exhibits enjoyed by thousands of learners young and old will move in January 2021 to their new home at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH.
This virtual iteration of Super Stellar Friday is part of the Discovery Center’s suite of virtual offeringsduring the pandemic. As New Hampshire residents and business 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 open to the public Friday through Sunday plus some holidays.
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues is a classic, low-budget 1950s creature-feature. The movie follows biologist Dr. Ted Stevens and federal agent William Grant as they investigate the mysterious death of a fisherman whose body washed ashore covered in radioactive burns. Their search for answers leads Dr. Stevens to local marine biologist Professor King, King’s daughter, and a horrible sea monster terrorizing the citizens of a coastal town. This 1955 monster movie runs one hour and 21 minutes and is rated PG.
On Saturday, September 12, from 10:30 – 4 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present AerospaceFest, New Hampshire’s annual aerospace festival, with some notable changes: (1) This year’s festival will be primarily outdoors, providing plenty of opportunity for socially distanced science and engineering fun; (2) Masks will be required and sanitation stations available; and (3) Admission will be free!
On Friday night, August 7 at 7 p.m., McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Director of Education Mirka Zapletal presents Carnivores and Climate Change, in a special live Zoom presentation, followed by Q & A. 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.
Partnership provides 200 mobile hotspots to Maine West area schools
To support the Discovery Center in its efforts to serve the community with online learning modules, people can go to www.starhop.com to donate or become a member. New members will still enjoy an entire year of fun, as all memberships purchased during this time will not expire until one year from the date the Discovery Center officially reopens to the public.