New England Garden Expert Bill Noble Speaks on Building a Garden with Historical and Contextual Connections
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has created the new Lynda Cohen Performing Arts Series, which will offer two free concerts this summer. Presenting the musical acts Beg, Steal or Borrow and Low Lily, both concerts will be hosted at the AMC Highland Center, located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Concerts are open to the public and preregistration for attendees is encouraged.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as the Spark Academy of Advanced Technologies’ VEX Robotics Team talks about their work via Zoom webinar on Friday, April 2ndat 7 pm. Team members will talk about their robot, the design and refine process, and competition. Following the presentation, team members 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.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center to Host Virtual Super Stellar Friday
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.
Northern Exposure Exhibit Runs October 16-November 6
Ski areas expect a strong season with operational changes and safety measures in place.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, October 2, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s virtual Super Stellar Friday program will be Understanding the Night Skywith Discovery Center Educator and Astronomy Instructor Dave McDonald, M.Ed. McDonald will discuss patterns in the sky, how to find planets, and the classification of stars. 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'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.
“At Nature’s Pace: Two Artists’ Journeys” Exhibit Runs September 11-October 12
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!