Derrick Pitts

Santa.
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Hadas Kuznits
December 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
How is it possible for Santa to make it to the home of every child who celebrates Christmas in one night? The Franklin Institute's chief astronomer has some answers on how fast he'd have to travel to make it to every home. Read more here.
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Astronaut Guy Bluford (L) and astronomer Derrick Pitts speaking at a B.PHL event.
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Pat Loeb
October 15, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Two superstars of Philadelphia's science scene got together to talk about space Tuesday.
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Daylight Saving Time
Hadas Kuznits
March 09, 2019 - 3:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Don't forget to "spring forward" and set your clocks ahead one hour. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. But what's the point of making this time shift? Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts recounts the history of Daylight Saving Time. "This...
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If Santa stops at every child's house on Christmas Eve, how long would he have to spend at each home, and how fast would he have to travel?
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Hadas Kuznits
December 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If Santa stops at every child's house on Christmas Eve, how long would he have to spend at each home, and how fast would he have to travel? The Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer put his advanced physics degree to good use with these burning questions. Chief...
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