Join us as we explore The Dark Sky – Light Pollution and its impact on Astronomy and NH.
We’ll discuss space as an economic impact in New Hampshire in our Dark Sky / light pollution discussion and how it impacts tourism, quality of life, and the NH advantage.
Discovery Center to partner with SCNH, on Dark Skies and Light Pollution.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is joining forces with Science Cafe NH as the start of a collaboration to include more science-minded folks from the area.. The center, which has held science cafes as part of its teen nights, will partner with us for the November cafe about light pollution, and in future cafes about space science.
David McDonald, M.Ed.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Director of Education, 2002 – present; Adjunct Instructor, Plymouth State University Graduate School, 2005 – present; Astronomy, Space and Earth Science, and Aviation; Adjunct Instructor, Granite State College, Astronomy, 2003 – present; Holds a current Experienced Educator Certificate with a principal endorsement from the New Hampshire State Department of Education; University of New Hampshire, Master of Education in Administration and Supervision; Gordon College, B.A. in Math and Education; Hobbies include Astronomy, water skiing and snow boarding.
Bob Gillette, a former science journalist and foreign correspondent with the Los Angeles Times, and an amateur astronomer living now in Ossipee, NH. Gillette, with the help of a bipartisan group of NH House members, drafted and lobbied through the legislature a bill aimed at protecting New Hampshire’s dark skies and encouraging energy efficiency by state agencies and municipalities in outdoor lighting in 2009.
Ted Blank has been an avid amateur astronomer since 2007 and is a member of several local astronomy clubs. He enjoys bringing his telescopes to public outreach events and is currently the organizer for the monthly New Hampshire Astronomical Association Sidewalk Astronomy evenings. He is also a NASA Solar System Ambassador and enjoys giving talks to community groups and schools. When not enjoying Astronomy, Ted sings in Barbershop quartets and works as a Software Performance Engineer for Oracle Corporation.