Author: Alex Cannon

Mighty STEM Girls Great Rocket Challenge

Posted by Alex Cannon on December 6, 2016 in Program Spotlight No Comments

On Saturday, December 3rd, participants in Discovery’s Mighty STEM Girls program and their families participated in the Great Rocket Challenge! This hands-on activity required teams of families to construct their own rockets using a limited amount of time, materials, and very strict “budgets.” The rockets were then tested and launched in our Center Gallery. Winners were

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A Fun Fall at Discovery

Posted by Alex Cannon on November 7, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

Thanks to all who joined us for a host of fun events this fall! Starting on October 1st, Discovery hosted a series of special events, including: October 1: Explore! Innovate! Play! – a #FREEday of fun hands-on STEM learning fun at the Museum featuring volunteers and free books with Pitney Bowes, Pitney Bowes Foundation, and

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Around the World in a Solar Plane

Posted by Alex Cannon on June 27, 2016 in Cool STEM Stuff News No Comments

Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist Bertrand Piccard is currently flying a solar-powered plane across the Atlantic as part of his attempt to complete the first flight around the world (that’s 22,000 miles!) in a solar-powered plane. What is Solar-Powered? When we talk about something that is solar-powered, we are referring to something that is powered either

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New Art Mezzanine Exhibit: Summer Perspectives

Posted by Alex Cannon on June 6, 2016 in News No Comments

Beginning Tuesday, June 7th, visitors are welcome to view Summer Perspectives, a colorful and beautiful collection of paintings by Connecticut artist, Alexandria Sinchak. About the art: This 2016 collection features acrylic paintings inspired by various New England beach towns, primarily Milford and Mystic (CT), Cape Cod (MA), and Misquamicut Beach (RI). Other inspirations for these

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