TMSC Blog

With four months under my belt as Executive Director of Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy, I am taking time to reflect on some of what I have seen, heard, and done during my time on the mountain. Certain phrases keep coming to mind, like one person’s description that taking on a new... Read more

Talcott Mountain Science Center for Student Involvement, Inc. (TMSC) today announced that its board of trustees has selected three new trustees, effective July 1, 2022. By unanimous vote, the board of trustees is pleased to welcome Dr. Stephen Fantone, Dr. Martha Gilmore, and Dr. Reinhard Kage... Read more

Don’t forget to look up this month to catch the rare sight of 5 planets aligning. This celestial event has not occurred since 2004, and we won’t see it again until 2041. 

 

Contrary to many celestial happenings, this event is in favor of early risers, as it takes place just before... Read more

Attention sky-watchers- our first total lunar eclipse of the year will occur on May 15th & 16th. With this eclipse, you’ll be able to see our silver moon turn a dark red as it aligns with the sun and the Earth for a total of 84 minutes. This eclipse will be visible from North and South... Read more

Spring is right around the corner, which means the Vernal Equinox will be happening this March 20th. On this special day, the amount of daylight and darkness is nearly the same length. 

 

The Vernal Equinox signals the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, which means we can... Read more

February is Black History Month -- a time to honor the contributions and sacrifices of Black Americans who have paved the way in shaping our nation. Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy was built on the structure of innovation and curiosity and recognizes the incredible effort... Read more

On January 17th we can look forward to seeing the first full moon of 2022, also known as the “Wolf” Moon. Most moon names are currently documented in the Farmer’s Almanac, but the names themselves date back further than you’d think.

 

The Farmer’s... Read more

The Talcott Mountain Science Center (TMSC) is pleased to announce the creation of the Dr. Donald and Nancy La Salle Scholarship Fund in recognition of TMSC Founder Dr. Donald P. La Salle and his wife, Nancy. This scholarship encompasses the previously established Nancy La Salle Scholarship for... Read more

Last month we saw the Leonids, and this month we’ll get to see the Geminids! Keep an eye on the sky the night of December 13th to see this beautiful meteor shower take place!

 

The Geminid meteor shower is usually one of the best of the year,... Read more

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