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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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David Mestre Encourages Class of 2016 to Reach for the Stars

Posted by Alex Cannon on June 16, 2016 in News No Comments

David Mestre, Director of the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium at the Discovery Museum, was invited to speak at the Stepping Forth Ceremony of the Inter-district Discovery Magnet School’s 8th grade class. The School’s close proximity to the Museum has led to a unique relationship which enables students to regularly come to the Museum for

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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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