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Let’s Learn From the Past: 1939 World’s Fair

Pittsburgh’s Westinghouse Electric created quite the buzz at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.

about 6 hours ago


Let's Talk About: Oct. 8 Total Lunar Eclipse

This month, sky watchers can witness a partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23 and Wednesday morning’s total lunar eclipse.

about 6 hours ago


 A golden eagle.

Let's Talk About Birds: Golden eagle migration

Allegheny Front hawk watch is a popular site for witnessing the migration and majestic flights of a variety of raptors.

1 day ago


 Anna Mikolay's piece is called "Moving Through Stillness."

Let's talk about art: Anna Mikolay

The work of Pittsburgh artist Anna Mikolay brings a hallway to life at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts during the Pittsburgh Biennial.

2 days ago


Stargazing: The moon joins Mars and Antares

Look for the celestial trio of the moon, Mars and Antares lined straight up above the southwestern horizon at 8 tonight.

3 days ago


Let's Learn From the Past: Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

The curiosity of a Washington County farmer six decades ago led to the discovery of the oldest site of human habitation in North America.

1 week ago


Let's Talk About: Carbon dating

Carbon dating compares the amount of radioactive carbon to ordinary carbon in objects, helping us figure out how old something is.

1 week ago


 Wide paths and beautiful views await families on a bike trip through Frick Park.

Let’s Talk About: Biking Frick Park

Autumn presents a perfect opportunity to hit the trails by bicycle in Pittsburgh’s 644-acre Frick Park.

1 week ago


Stargazing: First lunar cycle of autumn

The official end of summer and the beginning of autumn will occur tonight at 10:29.

1 week ago


Let's Learn From the Past: The North Side

A cen­tury ago, Al­le­gheny City was Penn­syl­va­nia’s third larg­est mu­nic­i­pal­ity, be­hind Phil­a­del­phia and Pitts­burgh.

2 weeks ago


Let's Talk About: Taking things apart

Never disassemble appliances such as TVs, monitors or anything from your kitchen, but many small everyday items are safe to explore.

2 weeks ago


 A molting penguin at the National Aviary. credit: National Aviary.

Let's Talk About: Molting birds

A bird’s feathers must be replaced in order to continue providing insulation and helping a bird to fly.

2 weeks ago


 The Southern Leopard Frog.

Let's talk about: Biology and art

Richard Pell’s disturbing photos on display at Pittsburgh Filmmakers of animals involved in biologic testing show mix of biology and art.

2 weeks ago


Stargazing: Jupiter and the waning crescent moon

Before this lunar cycle draws to an end with a new moon Sept. 24, a thin waning crescent will sink past Jupiter in the morning sky.

2 weeks ago


 A student in the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Habitat Explorer Program gathers seeds in Frick Park amid colorful goldenrod blooms.

Let's Talk About: What's blooming in our parks

The wildflowers of summer are browning and turning to seed, but a hike along Pittsburgh’s park trails will reveal a host of fall blooms.

3 weeks ago


Stargazing: Super harvest moon tonight

The full moon that occurs tonight at 9:38 p.m. is this year’s “harvest moon” and it is also considered a “supermoon.”

3 weeks ago


Let's Talk About: The first U.S. submarine mission

The Turtle, made of bent wooden planks bolted together and sealed with tar, was manned and sent to sea to hamper a British warship.

4 weeks ago


 A kookaburra.

Let's Talk About Birds: Laughing kookaburra

In grade school music class many of us learned about a strange bird with a funny-sounding name —  that merry king of the bush, laughing.

4 weeks ago


 The patterns and shapes in Blane Siegel's Biennial exhibit were inspired by meditation.

Let's talk about art: Blaine Siegel

Blaine Siegel, one of the artists featured in the Pittsburgh Biennial, gets inspiration from the geometric shapes of Pittsburgh.

1 month ago



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