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Garden Grant Helps Talcott Grow

Garden Grant Helps Talcott Grow

You may not know it, but there’s a tropical paradise at Talcott. The greenhouse, tucked away on the second floor of the Chrono building, has long been a favorite spot for students and staff. They love to get their hands dirty planting, watering, pruning and harvesting...
Remembering Carolyn Shoemaker (1929-2021)

Remembering Carolyn Shoemaker (1929-2021)

Talcott Mountain Science Center and Academy honors the life of Carolyn Shoemaker, a renowned astronomer we had the pleasure of hosting in 1989 at our SCISTAR program, A Window on the World of Science. At the time, Shoemaker had discovered more comets than any other...
Salamanders in Spring

Salamanders in Spring

Peep! Peep! Peep! No, not the candy, the spring peepers! These little frogs are singing every night now, signaling the start of spring. They’re joined by a chorus of wood frogs, also clamoring for attention. But frogs are not the only ones excited for warmer weather…

Skywatch: April 2021

Skywatch: April 2021

At the beginning of April, the Sun is in the constellation of Pisces, the Fish. By the end of the month, it appears in the constellation of Aries, the Ram. During the course of the month, the Sun appears 10 degrees higher in the sky, warming the northern hemisphere of...
On Seasons & Rhythms

On Seasons & Rhythms

It’s the coldest time of the year in the northern hemisphere, and time to think a bit about how that happens and what it means to us. Of course, it mostly means it’s going to be cold!  But it also means things for our biology and for the way the earth turns....