Talcott in the News

December 20, 2017 -- Scanning the Night Skies Talcott Mountain Science Academy, Dan Amarante, FOX61
At the Talcott Mountain Science Academy, a group of students meet once a week to take some unbelievable photos of the universe around us.



December 2017 -- i2i Challenge Picking Up STE(A)M/Registration Open, NBC Connecticut
Jonathan Craig, TMSC and Kate Swanson, NBMAA talk about this year's i2i Challenge and why STE(A)M is important.


December 2017 -- Down to a Science, Life Publications
Center atop Talcott Mountain open 50 years ago.


August 21, 2017 -- Eclipse viewers across the state enthralled by heavenly event, Fox61
Eclipse viewers gather at Talcott Mountain to view the total solar eclipse; summary of coverage from the event.


August 21, 2017 -- Little Scientist Explains Solar Eclipse, NBC Connecticut
William Olmstead, of Avon, is at the Talcott Mountain Science Center to watch the eclipse and explains what we'll see this afternoon.


August 1, 2017 -- Everything you need to know about the total solar eclipse, Better Connecticut, WFSB Channel 3
Mark Meredith is an astronomer at the Talcott Mountain Science Center in Avon. He’s giving us a mini-course on the total solar eclipse set to take place at the end of the month.


June, 2017 -- Academy students learn from legends in their fields, Valley Life
Dr. Henry Lee and world-reknowned primatologist Jane Goodall are just a couple of the presenters who have inspired students through visits and presentations at Talcott Mountain Academy.


March 9, 2017 -- Talcott Mountain Academy wins Connecticut Science Bowl; now on to national championshipFox61
Talcott Mountain Academy in Avon took the trophy in Connecticut as winners of the Regional Middle School Science Bowl recently. It is their second Connecticut title in a row, and the focus now is on the National Championship.


March 2017 -- Players: Sizzling Summer Sessions for the KidsHartford Magazine
Keep your kids engaged this summer with unsual programs.


February 1, 2017 -- Queen Elizabeth Prize Awarded to Inventors Who Revolutionized Digital ImagingTime.com
TMSC Alumni Eric Fossum is one of four engineerings to receive prestigious Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. 


January 2017 -- Putting it all Together, Valley Life, January 2017
Puzzle maker David L. Hoyt inspired by time at Talcott Mountain Science Center and Academy


January 2017 -- Leaders of their own LearningValley Life, January 2017
STEM Education methods shape happier, more resilient students


November 2016 -- Discover Connecticut's Star Power, Journeys-AAA Magazine, November/December 2016


May 9, 2016 -- Students View Mercury Transit at Talcott Mountain Science Center, NBC Connecticut
Students at Talcott Mountain Science Center took their telescopes out to watch Mercury ending its journey across the sun.


May 5, 2016 -- TMA Students Shine at 2016 CT Invention Convention; Move on to Nationals
Six students from Talcott Mountain Academy (TMA) won awards at the Connecticut Invention Convention on Saturday, April 30, including three who were selected to advance to the National Invention Convention  & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) in Alexandria, Va., May 19-21.

May 5, 2016 -- TMA Student Wins at CT History Day; Qualifies for National Competition in June
Eighth grade student Lillian Steinmayer from Talcott Mountain Academy (TMA) won 2nd place Junior Performance this past weekend at Connecticut History Day. Her finish qualifies her to compete at the National History Day competition in June.


April 11, 2016 -- Middle School Students vs. JAX Scientists in Science Bowl Scrimmage, by Joyce Peterson
Punching above their weight, middle school students from the science- and math-focused Talcott Mountain Academy of Avon, Conn., won a practice science bowl scrimmage at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) on April 7, against JAX researchers and other staff with advanced degrees.


February 29, 2016 -- Talcott Mountain Academy Takes First Place in Regional Science Competition
The TMA team comprised of four students in grades 6-8 won first place at the Middle School Regional Science Bowl Competition. The team will move on to the national competition, which will take place in Washington, DC in May.


February 10, 2016 -- Talcott Mountain Academy Student Takes Top Honors at Local Math Competition
Aresh Pourkavoos from Talcott Mountain Academy was recognized as the top individual overall at the 2016 Hartford Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition.


February 2, 2016 -- Why Some People Still Have Trouble Believing Science, HealthlineNews
From flat Earth “truthers” to vaccines opponents to space travel skeptics, many Americans continue to reject science, especially in an election year.


September 28, 2015 -- Liquid water exists on Mars, boosting hopes for life there, Fox 61
Talcott Mountain Science Center's John Pellino comments on the announcement from NASA that there is salt water on Mars.


March 12, 2013 -- Talcott students speak with space station astronauts, West Hartford News
Connecticut students were scheduled to link up with the International Space Station on February 28.