My Generation

Let's Learn From the Past: Market Square

Market Square has served as the bustling heart of Downtown Pittsburgh for 250 years.

3 days ago

Let's Talk About Science: Preschool kitchen science

For preschoolers, everyday kitchen tasks such as measuring and stirring can also be opportunities for hands-on science and math learning.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Lauryn Stalter magnifies cylindrical fossils in Frick Park.

Let's Talk About Parks: Fossils in our parks

Much of Pittsburgh’s geology is made up of sedimentary rocks, and its parks are a great place to go fossil hunting, especially in the fall.

5 days ago

Stargazing: Locating the Big Dipper

You may have noticed that there are fewer bright stars and distinctive constellations in the autumn sky.

6 days ago

Let's Learn From the Past: Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam is purportedly based on New York businessman Samuel Wilson, who supplied the U.S. Army with beef during the War of 1812.

1 week ago

Let's Talk About Science: Solar Dynamics Observatory

The Solar Dynamics Observatory is our “eye on the sun,” designed to capture specific wavelengths of sunlight.

1 week ago

 A silver gull.

Let's talk about birds: Silver gulls

Australia’s “seagull,” the silver gull is a striking-looking bird and an opportunistic forager that is graceful in flight.

1 week ago

Stargazing: The Leonid meteor shower

Head outside on Monday night and early Tuesday morning next week to see the peak of the Leonid meteor shower.

1 week ago

Let's Learn From the Past: Birthplace of pro football

Nearly 125 years ago, western Pennsylvania hosted the first professional football game in American history.

2 weeks ago

Let's Talk About: Laser cutting

This year, the Miniature Railroad & Village at Carnegie Science Center has utilized laser cutting to build a new model for its exhibit.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy naturalist educator Mike Cornell looks closely at a bat box in Frick Park.

Let's Talk About Parks: Bats

While most of us can handle a close encounter with a deer or even a hawk, bats almost universally give people the shivers.

2 weeks ago

Stargazing: The binary star Alberio

This is a good week to look at the Milky Way and the high-flying double star Alberio in the Summer Triangle constellation of Cygnus.

2 weeks ago

Let’s Learn from the Past: Billy Strayhorn

One of the most influential Pittsburgh-based jazz musicians was pianist and composer Billy Strayhorn.

3 weeks ago

Let’s Talk About Science: The latest change in Earth, ice and gravity

Last month the European Space Agency announced it had compiled data revealing a gravity dip in West Antarctica due to disappearing ice.

3 weeks ago

Let's Talk About Birds: Migrating birds

This time of year you can see many birds under the influence of zugunrhue, the restless behavior associated with migration.

3 weeks ago

Stargazing: Mars is also known as the 'death star'

The blood red "death star" Mars will be shining just above the spout of Sagittarius' teapot about 7:30 p.m. Halloween night.

3 weeks ago


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