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PHL17 Weekend Philler: Robot Revolution at the Franklin Institute, Featuring Derrick Pitts | You Can Now View Philly on a Virtual Reality Headset
Visit Philadelphia just launched a virtual tour of the city's top destinations. There's now a new way to view Philly's top destinations, and it involves bleeding-edge... | Learn About "Sisters of the Stars" Under the Stars at the Franklin Institute
The women of space exploration shine on Wednesday night The Franklin Institute's Night Skies in the Observatory series is always a good bet. Every month, chief astronomer/author...
IN FOCUS: STEM Programs and Initiatives in Philadelphia
Students in Philadelphia are learning to become more proficient in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - with the help of various nonprofits, city... | Franklin Inst. Astronomer Pitts Named 'Philadelphia Hero'
Mayor Jim Kenney is honoring a Philadelphia astronomer with an out-of-this-world recognition Friday evening. Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts has been declared...
Action News Weekend | Franklin Inst. Astronomer Presented with City Citation
CW Philly 57 | Derrick Pitts Awarded City Citation
Philadelphia Inquirer | Derrick Pitts City Citation Ceremony
KYW-AM (Radio) | Madeleine Albright at Pulitzer Center Event
PHL 17's In Focus | STEM Scholars Program
Eyewitness News | Derrick Pitts declared 'Philadelphia hero' | Franklin Institute honors Mulally for winning teams he built at Ford, Boeing
Alan Mulally joined The Ford Motor Company and transformed the struggling automaker into the top U.S. brand - without taking a bailout. Before then, he successfully guided...
The Philadelphia Tribune | Franklin Institute astronomer optimistic in discovery of 7 planets
In a solar system 40 light-years away, a cluster of planets has caused a big stir on the third rock from the Sun. According to NASA and the Belgian-led research team that...
CBS Eyewitness News | Derrick Pitts new planets
KYW-AM (Radio) | Derrick Pitts talks new NASA discovery
NBC 10 News | Derrick Pitts talks about NASA discovery
Metro Philly | Mingle with dinosaurs at Jurassic World at the Franklin Institute
Welcome to "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" at the Franklin Institute. Created by Universal Studios, Imagine Exhibition and Creature Technology Co., the dinosaurs from the big...
WDEL 101.7FM | Forget dinner: many learned the science behind wine this Valentine's Day at the...
Get ready to dive deep into the science of wine with the Franklin Institute's first-ever Valentine's Day Wine Lab. "We thought it was a great way in which to bring people...
CBS3 Eyewitness News: Valentine's Day Wine Lab
6ABC MyPHL17: Valentine's Day Wine Lab, featuring Larry Dubinski
FOX29 Good Day Philadelphia: Nerdy Valentines | Slime is back! The gross, sticky, goopy mess is a hit again with kids
Drugstores are struggling to keep glue - yes, ordinary white schoolhouse glue - on the shelves. Parents are keeping a wary eye on the upholstery. And children are selling bags...
ABC27 Harrisburg | Mommy Minute: Walk among dinosaurs at the Franklin Institute
The Jurassic World exhibit at the Franklin Institute has quickly become a must-see attraction for kids of all ages. "We opened the exhibit Thanksgiving weekend and it has just... | Spring Arts Guide 2017: Frogs, detectives, opening of American Revolution Museum...
Without doubt, the big news in the world of Philadelphia-area museums this spring is the grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution. Decades in the dreaming and in... | 12 museums kids will love this winter!
Gray winter days seem cozier when spent inside a great museum. Have you taken your kids to the must-see institutions, as well as to the little-known charmers? No better time...
CBS Eyewitness News | Derrick Pitts Sinkhole Science
ABC Action News | Science After Hours
KYW-AM (Radio) | Science Speakeasy: Science After Hours
Eyewitness News | Science After Hours

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