Concord's McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host a belated 30th birthday celebration for the Hubble Space Telescope on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m., to recognize three decades of amazing images and discoveries from this space telescope. Attendees can make star finders, vote for their favorite Hubble image, toast the telescope with cupcakes, and take home telescope image lithographs.
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Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA), in collaboration with the Concord Community Music School and the City of Concord, presents “Music in the Park,” a series of six mini-concerts to take place Saturday evenings, July 18 through August 22, on the Music School’s outdoor stage, which overlooks Fletcher-Murphy Park in downtown Concord.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will reopen its museum, planetarium, Science Store and the Countdown Café to the public on Wednesday, July 1. Summer hours will be Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of August. Planetarium shows in the Discovery Center’s all-digital, immersive theater include: Take Flight! at 11:30 a.m., Dawn of the Space Age at 1 p.m. and Tonight’s Sky at 2:30 p.m. Facility rentals for meetings, weddings and other events are also available beginning July 1.
Weirs Beach, NH –The Winnipesaukee Flagship Corporation announced this week that the M/S Mount Washington will be cruising LakeWinnipesaukee again as a floating restaurant, beginning on June 20 for the first lunch cruise of the season. The first dinner cruise will kick off on June 27.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will resume its monthly Super Stellar Friday series in June, in a new virtual format. At 7 PM on Friday, June 5, Discovery Center Educator and Astronomy Instructor Dave McDonald will give a live presentation, Unveiling the Mysteries of the Solstice,via a Zoom webinar. McDonald will discuss the causes and significance of the solstice, how this celestial event is related to constellations and zodiac symbols, and more. 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.
The Sycamore Community Garden, located on the campus NHTI-Concord’s Community College, will re-open following approval by State public health officials of safety protocols put in place by the college and garden board. The boat launch located across the access road from the garden will also re-open for public use, subject to social distancing guidelines.
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The M/S Mount Washington is asking its passengers to help document its long history. This season, the ship will post photos taken by members of the public to its public areas. "We invite everyone to look through their personal photos to find the best snapshots, and to submit them to us," the M/S Mount Washington posted to its website, www.Cruisenh.com. "Our favorites will be hung on the ship, including your name and hometown. We’ll even provide a voucher for up to four cruise tickets so you can come see your photo in person."
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.
Experience a sweet weekend in Canterbury at the town-wide Canterbury Maple Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22. Feast on homemade buttermilk pancakes, tour four different sugar houses, a brewery, a distillery, and a smoke house, learn how to start sugaring yourself, and sample or purchase exceptional maple treats and products at every location. Brings the kids, and enjoy special activities and meeting farm animals such as goats, chickens, pigs and cows.