Fall along Locust Walk at the University of Pennsylvania in University City.
Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC
July 30, 2013
Posted by Jillian Wilson
Posted on July 30, 2013 | Jillian Wilson
Don your most mess-proof outfit this August, The Franklin Institute’s Mess Fest returns for another summer of not so tidy fun. This weekend, August 3 and 4, and next weekend, August 10 and 11, from noon to 4 p.m., The Franklin Institute’s front yard, front steps and atrium turn into a haven for those looking [...]Read more»
June 13, 2013
Posted by Kristina Jenkins
Posted on June 13, 2013 | Kristina Jenkins
This summer, slither into the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University to view an unusual display of science and artistry. In Serpentine, fine-arts photographer Mark Laita highlights the natural beauty of some of the world’s deadliest snakes and serpents. The exquisite exhibition will be on display in the Art of Science Gallery from June [...]Read more»
May 10, 2013
Posted by Kristina Jenkins
Posted on May 10, 2013 | Kristina Jenkins
This summer, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will shed light on one of the most fascinating, yet least understood, phenomena in nature. Opening June 1, Glow: Living Lights showcases bioluminescent creatures of both the land and sea. The mysterious chemical process allows for organisms to produce its their own light, and the [...]Read more»
April 17, 2013
One of the Philadelphia Science Festival’s most epic events is back for the 2013 festival. On Friday, April 26, join stargazers across the Greater Philadelphia area at the annual Astronomy Night. Locations ranging from Fishtown’s Frankford Hall (stein, anyone?) to Swarthmore College on the Main Line will serve as hosts for the exciting event. Each [...]Read more»
January 16, 2013
Mark your calendars! Tonight from 5-8 p.m., the Franklin Institute kicks off its 2013 Target Community Nights series with a celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s 307th birthday. Target Community Night events occur at the Institute on the third Wednesday of each month and offer free museum admission and programming. Tonight’s Franklin-themed event is full of family-friendly [...]Read more»
December 31, 2012
Water is everywhere. But how safe is it? On January 15, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will tackle the issue by hosting a talk called “Our Water, Our Health: Are We in Danger?” The discussion will feature noted biologist, author and environmentalist Sandra Steingraber. Steingraber, who is also a cancer survivor, will [...]Read more»
November 6, 2012
The Wagner Free Institute of Science’s annual benefit cocktail party is back. This Friday, November 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. head to the historic science center for a night of scientific fun while raising money for the Wagner Institute. The theme this year is “Electrifying” and will benefit the institute’s comprehensive upgrade to its electrical system. [...]Read more»
October 19, 2012
Posted by Brittany Thomas
Posted on October 19, 2012 | Brittany Thomas
Penn Museum’s Egyptian collection, home to more than 42,000 ancient artifacts, is now offering visitors an inside look at the work that goes into conserving and maintaining the pieces that give us a glimpse at the ancient human world. Molly Gleeson, the project conservator, and other Penn Museum Conservators will be working on-site periodically and [...]Read more»
August 6, 2012
If getting your hands dirty and performing wacky science experiments are your bag, you will not want to miss the Mess Fest at the Franklin Institute during the next two weekends. Kids and adults alike will be smitten with this slimy, oozy, gooey and explosive event on Saturdays and Sundays, August 11 and 12 and [...]Read more»
Watch today’s Philly 101 video to meet one of Philadelphia’s beloved public figures, Derrick Pitts, the Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute.
The Franklin Institute’s Joel N. Bloom Observatory, operated and maintained by Pitts and his staff, treats visitors to day and nighttime viewing with its 10-inch Zeiss refractor and four Celestron CPC 800 GPS Computerized Telescopes. The instruments provide visitors with views of most planets and bright stars, several star clusters and nebulae and even a few galaxies.
It is also one of a handful of observatories in the whole country to provide optically safe, real-time direct observation of solar activity. Pretty cool.
Meet Derrick and find out what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia, and why.
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Watch today’s Philly 101 video to meet one of Philadelphia’s beloved public figures, Derrick Pitts, the Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute. The Franklin Institute’s Joel N. Bloom Observatory, operated and maintained by Pitts and his staff, treats visitors to day and nighttime viewing with its 10-inch Zeiss refractor and four Celestron CPC 800 GPS [...]Read more»