Film

On July 20th 1969, American astronauts embarked on humanity’s greatest adventure and took our first steps on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission. To celebrate the 50thanniversary of this historic breakthrough, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is opening To the Moon!, a special exhibition on lunar science and exploration, opening Saturday July 20that 10:30 a.m. with a full day of special programs and activities. Read more →


Designed to fly three Apollo astronauts to the moon and back, the Saturn V made its first unmanned test flight in 1967. The Saturn V Rocket is one of the largest rockets ever built, and a marvel of engineering. Hard-won lessons in how rockets work (and how they fail) were applied to build a vehicle which could push 45 tons of men and equipment all the way to the Moon! Read more →


Summer began on Friday, June 14 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: The Discovery Center will be open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September 1. As the Discovery Center gears up to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, it will continuously unveil new components of its special exhibition, To the Moon, throughout the summer, culminating in a grand opening on Saturday, July 20. Daily summer planetarium shows include the Discovery Center’s newest feature on Apollo 11, CapCom Go!, as well as The Little Star that Could, Impact Earth, Tonight’s Sky andTake Flight! Read more →


Concord, NH – On Friday night, June 7 at 7 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centerand NH PBS offer a sneak peek at Chasing the Moon, the special new PBS series created to commemorate the upcoming 50thanniversary of the first moon landing. The special showing will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Andrew Jordan, lunar researcher at the University of New Hampshire. The all-inclusive admission cost for the program, panel discussion and exploration of the Discovery Center’s exhibits is $13.50 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children and free for members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more →


Concord, NH – On Friday night, June 7 at 7 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centerand NH PBS offer a sneak peek at Chasing the Moon, the special new PBS series created to commemorate the upcoming 50thanniversary of the first moon landing. The special showing will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Andrew Jordan, lunar researcher at the University of New Hampshire. The all-inclusive admission cost for the program, panel discussion and exploration of the Discovery Center’s exhibits is $13.50 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children and free for members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more →


The NHTI Film Society proudly presents The Great Buster: A Celebration, Friday March 1st at 7 pm in the Sweeney Auditorium. Not Rated (2018) 102 mins. Admission is by donation ($5 suggested); free with an NHTI student ID. For more information contact Steve Ambra at 271-6484 x4101 or sambra@ccsnh.edu. More About The Great Buster: “Vastly entertaining! Certain to please Buster Keaton aficionados and newcomers alike,” says critic Todd McCarthy. “In his 1949 essay ‘Comedy’s Greatest Era,’ James Agee suggested that ‘Keaton’s face ranked almost with Lincoln’s as an early American archetype; it was haunting, handsome, almost beautiful, yet it was also irreducibly funny.’ “To watch The Great Buster: A Celebration — Peter Bogdanovich’s affectionate and informative new documentary — is to appreciate Agee’s insight, and also to marvel anew at Keaton’s cinematic feats. The film presents a compact, tactful biography and also a valuable explication of ‘Keatonesque’ in its most sublime varieties.” – A.O. Scott Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day for February vacation, from Friday, February 15 through Sunday, March 3.  Visitors to the Discovery Center during the vacation weeks will be able to explore the science galleries, engage in a variety of science and engineering activities, and choose from five different planetarium shows each day – including The Little Star that Could, Life under The Arctic Sky, Black Holes,Tonight’s Skyand  Wildest Weather in the Solar System. Read more →