Dear Science: Meteors

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Ben, age 7. Why do meteors sometimes burn up? Surprisingly, we can actually see meteors burning from right here on Earth. Keep watching to learn what special occurrence this is and how meteors end up here on Earth.    …

The Great Scott Moon Rock

At the Connecticut Science Center, you can learn a lot about the moon. You can find out how its craters were formed-and make some yourself. You can see where humans landed on its surface and follow the history of lunar exploration. Your kids can even play in a miniature lunar lander.  But did you know …

Dear Science: Mars Moons

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Olivia, age 7. Why does Mars have 2 moons? We only have one here for Earth, how did Mars get 2? Well, Olivia, we are here to answer your question. Keep watching to learn just how Mars got 2 …

At Home With the Stars

As a boy, I fell hard for almost anything space.  My whole allowance went towards buying LEGO bricks so I could build ever bigger space stations.  On visits to the Miami Museum of Science, I’d hunch over in the darkness of the space gallery like a caveman, reading and rereading every information panel about the …

Movie Monday: Black Hole Apocalypse

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for joining us again for Movie Monday. Today we are excited to share the two hour NOVA special Black Hole Apocalypse. Black holes are holes in the fabric of the universe where gravity is so powerful not even light can escape. Once believed to be the stuff of science fiction, …

Movie Monday: The Search For Life In Space

Narrated by Malcolm McDowell  If you’re like me you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about one thing lately. Aliens. Where are they, how long have they been here, and who has already been replaced by shapeshifting invaders? This Movie Monday, join us in the Netflix Queue for The Search For Life In Space. The …

Science Behind Science Fiction: The Physics of Star Wars

Ahhh, Star Wars, arguably one of the most popular movie franchises in history. Even if you are among the three or so people on the planet who have never seen a Star Wars film, you probably still know who Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, or Han Solo are. Who didn’t love seeing the Millenium Falcon jump …

Your Very First Stargazing Trip

When we’re asked to make observations of nature, sometimes it feels like a quiz.  What am I supposed to be seeing?  If you go out stargazing, you might be pressured to find and name all the constellations, and recognizing constellations can feel equivalent to saying “I see a kangaroo in the clouds!”  I’ll admit—I don’t …