There’s fun for the whole family on Friday March 6 at 7 PM for Super Stellar Friday at the McAuliffe-ShepardDiscoveryCenter, when Dave McDonald, M.Ed., science educator, former DiscoveryCenter education director and host of Concord Community TV’s popular astronomy show, “The Sky This Month”, leads March’s Super Stellar Friday. McDonald’s 7 PM workshop for teens focuses on some of the universe’s more strange and unusual objects, including white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; the workshop will be followed by pizza and soda. Cost: $9 per teen, free for members. A 7 PM showing of the DiscoveryCenter’s most popular show, Tonight’s Sky, will be followed at 8:15 PM by McDonald’s presentation, "Exotic Features of the Universe". The cost - $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, $7 for children under 12, free for members - includes a ticket to the Tonight’s Sky show, the “Exotic Features” presentation and admission to all exhibit galleries. The public is welcome to head outside to take a look at the sky for free with guidance and telescopes provided by the NH Astronomical Society from dusk until 9:30 PM, pending clear skies.
The McAuliffe-ShepardDiscoveryCenter features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, a state-of-the-art planetarium and a 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 www.starhop.com.