Skywatchers are waking up early to try to catch a glimpse of a recently discovered comet as it passes through this part of the solar system.
Many of the remarkable artifacts on display will make their North American debut.
“The components of this wall literally are 12,500 aluminum panels,” Franklin Institute senior VP Troy Collins explained. “They are hung on over 800 rods and it covers over 3,000 square feet.”
An independent film festival is underway in Philadelphia this weekend and one of the entries is a short film made by a group of Gloucester County high school students.
Philadelphia’s first international exposition kicks off Monday and includes more than 100 events over 47 days.
A young Red-tailed Hawk from the nest at the Franklin Institute has been released less than a month after he was injured in an apparent collision with a car.
Even if you’ve been to the Franklin Institute lately, you might have been unaware of the construction on its south side: the three-story Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion.
Workers have pulled a huge sheet of plastic over the 20-foot-tall, white marble statue of Ben Franklin, in preparation of removal of a portion of the south wall of the Franklin Institute’s central great hall.
Nearly two weeks ago, the lone surviving fledgling from the Franklin Institute Red-tailed Hawk nest was found injured on the Ben Franklin Parkway and taken to the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in Upper Roxborough. The young raptor appears to be on the mend.
Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, says this a regular, recurring event.
“The 80-90 percent mortality rate for red-tailed hawks in their first year is absolutely proving.”
“Sadly, the female twin flew into a window at Moore College of Art,” a blogger tells KYW Newsradio.
A new study gives Philadelphia non-profits good grades for fundraising efficiency and accumulating assets but a terrible score for spending on administrative costs and CEO salaries.
The Red-tailed Hawk nest at the Franklin Institute is empty. The littlest and last to hatch was the first to take flight on Thursday; the last of this year’s brood of three fledged Sunday.