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Franklin Institute

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New Franklin Institute Exhibit Peeks At Secret World of Spying

“Spy: The Exhibit, The Secret World of Espionage” opens Saturday.

05/01/2013

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Red Tailed Hawks Return To Windowsill Of Franklin Institute For 5th Year

For the fifth straight year, a pair of Red Tailed Hawks is nesting on a windowsill at the Franklin Institute.

04/21/2013

Credit: Steve Tawa

Franklin Institute’s Proposed Digital Billboard Draws Fire From Anti-Blight Groups

The Franklin Insitute is asking for city permission to put up digital display panels to replace its static sign at the corner of 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

04/17/2013

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Top Museums For Kids In Philadelphia

Philly is a museum town, and we’ve got lots of kid-friendly hotspots that prove it.

03/30/2013

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Top Upcoming Spring Festivals And Events In Philadelphia

This spring, there are numerous festivals and events throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.You might want to start planning your calendar now.

03/18/2013

(Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Local Astronomer Says Asteroid That Hit Russia Nearly Impossible To Predict

More than 1,000 people were injured, mostly from broken glass, when a space rock exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere about 30-40 miles above Russia on Friday.

02/15/2013

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Franklin Institute Astronomers Say Asteroid Poses No Threat To Earth

Scientists say an asteroid will pass closer to Earth today than any other they’ve ever tracked. Though “close” is in cosmic terms, and they say it’s not related to the meteorites in Russia.

02/15/2013

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Top 2013 Museum Exhibitions To Look Forward To In Philadelphia

Though you can’t go wrong in this historic city, these are the best museum exhibits of 2013.

12/24/2012

A reproduction of the Titanic's grand staircase. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Titanic Exhibit At Franklin Institute Opens Saturday

The exhibition features more than 300 original artifacts recovered from the Titanic’s underwater debris field.

11/09/2012

Franklin Institute’s Titanic Exhibit

For more information on the Franklin Institute’s Titanic exhibit, visit: http://www.fi.edu/titanic

11/08/2012

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Orionid Meteor Shower From Halley’s Comet To Peak Saturday Night

If you stay up late Saturday night, or get up early Sunday morning, you may be treated to streaks of white lights racing across the nighttime sky.

10/20/2012

Stigall Show Log 6.13.12

Chris analyzes the President’s stop at the Franklin Institute last night for a fundraiser. He talks to the Philly Posts Kevin Cirilli from the Jerry Sandusky trial and Jennifer Stefano from Americans for Prosperity about Mitt Romney’s chances of winning Pennsylvania.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/13/2012

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President Obama Attends Fundraising Events At Franklin Institute

President Barack Obama raised hundreds of thousands of dollars at fundraisers at the Franklin Institute on Tuesday evening, and his focus was putting Americans back to work.

06/12/2012

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President Obama Visits Philadelphia Tuesday For Fundraiser At Franklin Institute

Star-gazing will take on a different meaning at the Franklin Institute Tuesday evening when President Obama visits for a fundraiser.

06/07/2012

(The 2004 transit of Venus as photographed in Greece by the Williams College Transit of Venus Team.)

Area Astronomers Hoping For Clear Skies For Rare Venus Event Tonight

Dr. Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy at Widener University, says scientists have been interested in transits of Venus for centuries.

06/05/2012

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