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Today, several centuries after their births, Renaissance-era astronomers Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei remain important figures in science. Learn more about the legacy of these two individuals whose birthdays we celebrate this week from The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer, Derrick Pitts, in this video. http://bit.ly/astro-philly
4 hours ago
The Winter Social is this Saturday! Don't forget to reserve your spot, you have until Feb 21st! (you can reserve your spot by sending back the permission slip, or by filling out our online form https://goo.gl/forms/YLc7jWlzORujbR3v2 We need volunteers to help us sign in, and distribute hot chocolate to our students. Want to help us in these fun tasks? http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aca722a6f58-bachemartin2 https://www.facebook.com/events/137522800247163/
5 hours ago
It’s #NationalDrinkWineDay! Pour yourself a glass of wine, and picture yourself amid this quiet scene by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In 1875, the year that Renoir completed the painting, “Luncheon (Le Déjeuner)”, the wine making industry was just coming out of a fifteen year period known as “The Great French Wine Blight,” a devastating blow to France’s economy that destroyed roughly forty percent of France’s vineyards. #LOOKSLOWLY at the wine bottle on the table. While we can’t say for sure what type of wine this is, we can guess. The olive green bottle has vertically parallel sides with long sloping shoulders that do not clearly transition into the neck––typical of a Burgundy style. The wine color is cherry-red, which suggests it may be a lighter red, usually an indication of a Pinot Noir. Red Burgundy is wine that is made in the Burgundy region of eastern France using only Pinot Noir grapes. On your next visit, take the time to seek out “Luncheon” in Room 13, on the west wall of the Collection Gallery. What kinds of wine do you like to drink? 🎨 Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Luncheon (Le Déjeuner), 1875
5 hours ago
Former NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam holds the record for most spacewalks in a single spaceflight. In 2006, he completed four extravehicular activities (EVAs) as part of the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 in 2006 primarily working on building the International Space Station. https://go.nasa.gov/2obnowN
15 hours ago
Did you forget to enter the Blue Cross Broad Street Run lottery? No worries, you can still get a guaranteed bib AND support Philly's parks🌳 at the same time! More details here ⬇️
22 hours ago
Harmonic Summations: Philippa Beardsley & Brian Boutwell on view through February 24 at Cerulean Arts! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/harmonic-summations
22 hours ago
"For much of the past two centuries, scientists have struggled to explain why, exactly, ice is slippery — and why skates can glide atop it so well." http://bit.ly/2oeUdZN
23 hours ago
Bethel Bates returns to the Performance Garage with her new original stage play on Feb. 24th
25 hours ago
Spend a lovely evening at The Franklin Institute at our next Science After Hours event on February 27, 2018. http://bit.ly/2GbKRpt Science After Hours: Love and Lust is part of our series designed specifically for those 21 and up. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2p9hEqW
28 hours ago
Our 1st Annual Seed Swap is NEXT WEEK! Saturday, February 24, 10am-noon Clemente Recreation Center Classroom, 18th & Wallace Streets Discover new varieties of seeds Learn about seed starting and viability Take home free seed • Bring your vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seeds, in original packaging (if possible) or saved open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds. • Bring as much information about your saved seeds as possible • Do not bring hybrid, outdated, (no more than 3 years), GMO or invasive seeds. See you at the sharing table!
28 hours ago
1st Annual Seed Swap Saturday, February 24, 10am-noon Clemente Recreation Center Classroom, 18th & Wallace Streets Discover new varieties Learn about seed starting and viability Take home free seed • Bring your vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seeds, in original packaging (if possible) or saved open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds. Bring as much information about your saved seeds as possible • Do not bring hybrid, outdated, (no more than 3 years), GMO or invasive seeds. See you at the sharing table!
28 hours ago
Playing college sports enhances the collegiate experience. However, the process necessary to prepare for college recruitment can seem confusing and daunting. The process seems complex because there are many steps that prospective student-athletes and their parents must take during their high school years. To better prepare our players and parents for the College Student-athlete experience, we’ll be holding a College Info night on Monday, March 5th. This event is FREE and open to ALL!!!
28 hours ago
Did you miss last week's Spring signup meeting? Do not fret! The Plot Assignment Committee will mail your renewal voucher, waiver, and instructions to you in the next few days. ***Payment is due on or before March 15th*** Please refer any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Didn't get the email about the meeting? It might have been sent to spam (we've been having this problem lately). To ensure that you consistently receive garden emails, please add email@example.com to your contacts. If your email changes, please contact Communications and Plot Assignment ASAP, as not all information is posted on Facebook, or on the public part of our website! We are looking forward to seeing you all in the garden!
29 hours ago
The Franklin Institute’s Exhibit Project Manager, Donna Claiborne, tells her Science Story: “I know that science doesn't have all the answers but science is only based on the truth and reality. And I think that it's for everybody.” http://bit.ly/2obrzIZ This video is part of The Franklin Institute’s Science Stories series. Tell us yours: http://bit.ly/tell-science-story #ScienceStories
36 hours ago