Christa McAuliffe Planetarium

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The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, situated in Concord, New Hampshire, has been erected to honor Christa McAuliffe% - America's first teacher in space, who died in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger during a mission in 1986. It was decided to build a planetarium in her memory because it was felt that a planetarium rightly combined Christa's dream of traveling through space and her dedication to teaching.

The 92-seat theater began operations on June 21, 1990. Since then, the planetarium has been taking forward its mission to educate and entertain learners of all ages - from the youngest explorer to the backyard astronomer - in the mostly unseen vistas of science and humanities. It aims to achieve this goal by actively engaging them in the exploration of astronomy and space science.

The planetarium regularly organizes a variety of shows for the general public, school children, and groups. Its informative shows, "Breathing Space," "Our Place in Space," "Infinity Express," and the ever changing show - "Tonight's Sky," - has been exquisitely designed to inspire young minds to look at astronomy and astrophysics in a way they may not have done before.

Free telescope viewing is facilitated during the monthly SkyWatch events and Astronomy Day, celebrated each May.

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Christa McAuliffe Biography
Christa's mission continues here at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium which was erected in her memory. The idea for a planetarium was suggested by Louise Wiley, a teacher from Northwood, New Hampshire, and was chosen frChrista McAuliffe Planetarium which was erected in her memory. The idea for a planetarium was suggested by Louise Wiley, a teacher from Northwood, New Hampshire, and was chosen from among many other ideas ...
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... McAuliffe Planetarium, 3 Institute Drive, 271-7827 The most technically advanced planetarium in the world was built as a way to remember the educational goals of the world's first Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe. NH Historical Society and ...
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Montana History Acknowledgments
The Christa McAuliffe Fellowship is awarded annually in each state through a federal program. In Montana it is awarded through a grant application process administered through The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) by Ms. Nancy Coopersmith.
http://www.metnet.state.mt.us/teachmthistory/acknowledge.html